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A seed planted in the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
A seed planted in the ground "dies" to all intents and purposes.
Finding our treasure in God... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Finding our treasure in God is the fount of all life and grace, for God gives us all in Christ.
He was the top draft... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
He was the top draft choice for the major leagues and he was the first of his family to graduate fro
According to an old fable... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
According to an old fable, a fly discovered a tantalizing strip of flypaper.
A certain farmer prospered and... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
A certain farmer prospered and purchased additional land.
Somewhere along life's journey I... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Somewhere along life's journey I remember a colleague's house being destroyed by fire.
In the last hours of... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
In the last hours of his life Elisha is engaged in more war games.
Whatever your viewpoint about the... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Whatever your viewpoint about the validity of miracles tied to a veneration of relics, we can all ag
Some time ago my daughter... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Some time ago my daughter came to me and said, "Dad, could I do something to earn some money?" "Sure
I have never met an... -- Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
I have never met an honest person who will not admit to sometimes feeling what the Preacher expresse
Jacob may have been the... -- Genesis 32:22-31 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Jacob may have been the first person of faith to wrestle with God, but he was certainly not the last
A young man was learning... -- Genesis 32:22-31 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
A young man was learning to wrestle, unfortunately everyone he wrestled was more skilled and experie
Jacob wrestles with the angel... -- Genesis 32:22-31 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Jacob wrestles with the angel ...
Fundraisers tell us there is... -- Genesis 32:22-31 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Fundraisers tell us there is no way to receive a gift if we don't ask. Persistence can help.
A preacher in a small... -- Romans 9:1-5 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
A preacher in a small mining town had just given a sermon on grace when he was approached at the chu
Children of privilege often do... -- Romans 9:1-5 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Children of privilege often do not fully appreciate all the blessings they have.
The classroom was buzzing. At... -- Romans 9:1-5 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
The classroom was buzzing.
A young boy was sent... -- Romans 9:1-5 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
A young boy was sent to the store to buy some milk.
God's generosity keeps the world... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
God's generosity keeps the world abundant and all of us alive.
The Feeding of the 5,000... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
The "Feeding of the 5,000" was a miracle.
Jesus said, You give them... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Jesus said, "You give them something to eat."
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John may differ on the details, but they all agree that Jesus fed the 5,000

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Seeing Your Sins
by Peter Andrew Smith
2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a

Sally watched Joe make his way toward the group of other preschoolers playing in the church hall. She started forward when he stumbled and looked like he was going to fall but stopped when he stayed upright. She stepped back as he laughed upon reaching his friends.

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"Do you want a sandwich?" asked Tony's mum. Tony was eyeing the cake, but he thought it was unlikely his mother would let him have any cake until he'd eaten a sandwich or two.

"Oh, all right," he muttered, ungraciously. He reached across the picnic table for a ham sandwich. He removed the top layer of bread to check whether there was mustard on the ham. He didn't like mustard. The ham was clear, so Tony lifted it out of the bread and ate it. While his mother wasn't looking, he crumbled the bread and tossed it to the seagulls.

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The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.
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William G. Carter
We had a very tasty meal. So when the tour guide said, "Let's load the bus and visit the site," I think I was near the front of the line. Lunch that day was pita bread and tilapia, a round thin fish that resembles a sunfish. Our destination was Tabgha, a spot on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is a couple of stones' throw from the ruins of Capernaum, at the bottom of the hill where Jesus gave the Beatitudes.

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