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Bela came to this country... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-19 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Bela came to this country from Eastern Europe in the harsh days following the Second World War, when
A writer has said that... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; 2:(1-7, 11) 18-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
A writer has said that one of the purposes of a novelist is to make ordinary life seem legitimate.
Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote a... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; 2:(1-7, 11) 18-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote a book about Ecclesiastes, a short writing in the Hebrew Bible.
How easily or unrealistic expectations... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; 2:(1-7, 11) 18-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
How easily or unrealistic expectations can lead us into dissatisfaction with daily living.
Does our life reflect that... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Does our life reflect that we "have been raised with Christ" and that we "have put on the new nature
No doubt one of the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
No doubt one of the best things that readers learned from Peck's book, The Road Less Traveled
There is a tremendous power... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
There is a tremendous power in seeing a complete reversal of an earlier decision.
Dorothy was told hen leg... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Dorothy was told hen leg would have to be removed.
Country singer Jeff Bates tells... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Country singer Jeff Bates tells in a Reader's Digest article how his adoptive mother's love r
I remember when I was... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
"I remember when I was a boy," the old man mused, "I was riding on the seat of the wagon with my dad
The preacher's son was in... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
The preacher's son was in trouble at school.
What is of most importance... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
What is of most importance in life?
Scott Adams, creator of the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, was conducting his "Second Annual Highly Uns
Perhaps we have become so... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Perhaps we have become so familiar with this passage that we forget its radical truth.
A young man, not much... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
A young man, not much more than a boy, once approached the composer, W. A. Mozart.
A recent hit song contrasts... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
A recent hit song contrasts the lifestyles of two men.
Todd White gathered up the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Todd White gathered up the five sixth-grade campers in his cabin and they set off into the woods of
For a small city plot... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
For a small city plot, the Greenwood Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois, holds the graves of an unusu
Paul encourages us to put... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Paul encourages us to put to death the old so that the new might emerge.
Those of us who are... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Those of us who are Detroit Lions fans have become so used to losing throughout the years that we, l
I watched the ducks swim... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
I watched the ducks swim in the pond. The mother was first and the chicks followed in her wake.
The king was described by... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
The king was described by Elisha as "the Lord's arrow (v.
Patrice Lumumba Moore ended up... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Patrice Lumumba Moore ended up in the intensive-care unit of St.
Vanity? Here's what vanity is... -- Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Vanity?
Confidence in those things that... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Confidence in those things that can ultimately disappoint is a natural human tendency.

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I’m a baseball fan and this is the middle of baseball season, so I thought this might be an appropriate and helpful story. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called the legendary Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with disapproval at the call, Ruth turned to the umpire and angrily said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.”

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“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

SermonStudio

Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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