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That's a really fine quilt... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
"That's a really fine quilt!" Mitzy exclaimed to Susan as they entered Diane's home for the educatio
Back in pioneer days, houses... -- Romans 11:33-36 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
Back in pioneer days, houses and hotels were few and far between.
Young children are often amazed... -- Romans 11:33-36 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
Young children are often amazed at their parents' knowledge.
For many chapters Saint Paul... -- Romans 11:33-36 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
For many chapters Saint Paul has built his theology one brick at a time.
As I visited with a... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
As I visited with a woman in the hospital, she remarked about her illness, "I guess we all have our
A pastor friend told me... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
A pastor friend told me of an experience he had with a member of his choir.
A deeply committed Christian minister... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
A deeply committed Christian minister wanted to be active in carrying out Christ's statement to any
As he approached the homeless... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
As he approached the homeless shelter in the center city, Terry was apprehensive.
The Hispanic community around Bensenville... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
The Hispanic community around Bensenville, Illinois, found out that the Ku Klux Klan was planning a
Years ago a newspaperman visited... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
Years ago a newspaperman visited the Oakland Raiders training camp at Santa Rosa, California, to int
I once saw a saying... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
I once saw a saying on a church bulletin board that read: "Character is not made in crisis, it is on
A teenager once asked an... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
A teenager once asked an older Christian who had the glow of a saint, "I'd give the world to have an
It is human nature to... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
It is human nature to fight back. We do not like to be forced to take anything off anyone.
One cannot read of blessing... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
One cannot read of blessing those who persecute you, without recalling the life of Maximilian Kolbe
It is easy for us... -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
It is easy for us to look at this parable of Jesus and say that we would never sit in the seat of ho
A father had to continually... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
A father had to continually discipline his small sons for fighting.
A young man was involved... -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
A young man was involved in a serious car accident. He suffered a brain injury.
Jake and Larry were having... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Jake and Larry were having a disagreement and Jake was laying out the facts to Larry.
There is nothing like the... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
There is nothing like the truth to pave the way for a secure future.
Take up your cross and... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
"Take up your cross and follow me."
Stories about false prophets abound... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Stories about false prophets abound.
The greatest danger facing people... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
The greatest danger facing people of faith, and the institution of the church which houses their his
Silence is the perfectest herald... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
"Silence is the perfectest herald of joy," Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing.
What does it profit us... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
What does it profit us to gain the world and lose our lives, or to gain great fame and power, only t
Predictions are tricky business. They... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Predictions are tricky business.

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