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A hobo got a few... -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
A hobo got a few dollars from a pastor. As usual the story was the heart of sincerity.
There are many kinds of... -- John 12:20-33 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
There are many kinds of crosses in our world. All crosses hurt, many kill.
The seminarian loved his pastor... -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
The seminarian loved his pastor. The pastor had guided him through many an ordeal.
Some years ago I planted... -- John 12:20-33 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Some years ago I planted a row of tulip bulbs, expecting them to produce beautiful blooms in the ear
What is faith?br... -- 1 Timothy 1:11-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
What is faith?
In this reading Moses proves... -- Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
In this reading Moses proves to be the good theologian when he appeals to God not about his people's
One of the greatest church... -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
One of the greatest church fathers, Augustine by name, spent his entire youth and young adult life a
By the time Moses came... -- Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
By the time Moses came down from the top of Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments, they had already
A young woman came to... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
A young woman came to worship one day.
One of the greatest mysteries... -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
One of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is the call of God upon a human being's life.
Like a lost coin, I... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Like a lost coin, I lay in the streets of the city.
A tractor-trailer rig was... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
A tractor-trailer rig was stuck under an underpass.
People haven't changed much in... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
People haven't changed much in 2,000 years.
I once read the following... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
I once read the following story which is helpful on this Holy Cross Day: Officer Peter O'Hanlon was
It was the final out... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
It was the final out in the last game of the season, a hard fly to right field.
Most schools have just begun... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Most schools have just begun a new season of study. The name of the game is wisdom.
To turn is a basic... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
"To turn" is a basic metaphor for the human condition.
The Church of the Resurrection... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
The Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre) has within it not only Mt.
The custodian who locked up... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
The custodian who locked up the church at night after meetings was a trustworthy gentleman.
Someone has described us as... -- Luke 15:1-1 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Someone has described us as the throw-away generation.
Tom Wingo, in Pat Conroy's... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Tom Wingo, in Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides, runs with tears in his face from his valley o
The Ninety and Nine... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A

The Ninety and Nine is one of the greatest of Christian hymns based on our passage from
A mother would be considered... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
A mother would be considered irresponsible if she permitted her child to touch a hot iron.
The teacher asked the... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A

The teacher asked the class, "Where is the elephant found?"
Your love is like a... -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
"Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.

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“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me...” (v.37a)

Good morning children,

It is so good to see you. I have a message this morning about little people like you. Want to hear it?  (children respond)

Do you ever argue? Do you argue with your sister or brother? Do you ever argue with your parents? Or teachers? Or classmates?

Arguing is not the same as fighting. Actually, it is healthy to argue. Arguing can be fun and useful as long as there is respect for one another.

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Bonnie Bates
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Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 1
Betty Ford was the wife of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. Gerald Ford took office on August 9, 1974 with the resignation of Richard Nixon. Betty loved domestic life, but this was no longer possible when she became the First Lady. When asked about the difficulties of her new life in the White House she replied, “I wish I’d married a plumber. At least he’d be home by five o’clock.”

Application: A good marriage does require sacrifice.
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Wayne Brouwer
In H. G. Wells’ tale “The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper,” it is November 10, 1931, when Mr. Brownlow returns to his apartment at the end of work and sits down to read his evening paper. As he takes the wrapped bundle in his hands he thinks it feels different than usual. Looking at the address he notices that it was supposed to go to an Evan O’Hara. Still, if he got Mr. O’Hara’s newspaper it is likely that this is only a minor mix-up, and that Mr. O’Hara is already enjoying Mr. Brownlow’s paper over a cup of tea. So Mr. Brownlow unwraps the daily journal and settles in.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Timothy Duckling was big and strong. His had been the first egg to hatch and so he was older than all his brothers and sisters and the strongest of the brood. Timothy had learned to swim almost as soon as he staggered out of his egg, for he had instinctively followed his mother to the water.

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George W. Hoyer
In order to be last, you must give others a place in front of you. This is important to realize if you are interested in reaching first place. For Jesus here says, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Realize also that, given the kind of world we are part of, the people whom you must permit to go before you will be a mixed bag, indeed. You can't pick and choose, because that would mean the discards would be behind you. They would become last.

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