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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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