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The candidates had granted four... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The candidates had granted four interviews while touring three different industrial sites during a b
One of the most brilliant... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
One of the most brilliant men I've ever met was also the epitome of lost causes and dashed hopes.
On September 20, 1986, well... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
On September 20, 1986, well-known jockey Bill Shoemaker rode "Spectacular Bid" in the Woodward Stake
A pastor in a small... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
A pastor in a small town once remarked that people would often stop him in the street or in the stor
Who, given a chance, would... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Who, given a chance, would not be a monarch and "stand in the place of the great?" But, dreaming asi
The assignment for the fifth... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The assignment for the fifth graders was to write an essay about making the world a better place in
Semantitheraphy, that specialized school of... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Semantitheraphy, that specialized school of counseling which puts extra emphasis on the inner-relate
Recently the public was invited... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Recently the public was invited to send financial contributions to the President of the United State
After the end of the... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
After the end of the Falkland Islands war, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asked Robert Run
Thomas Wesu's story in some... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Thomas Wesu's story in some ways parallels Jesus' parable about the unrighteous steward, using quest
God never forgets anything? Even... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
God never forgets anything?
Jamie, fifteen, had never been... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Jamie, fifteen, had never been partnered with 58-year-old Mr.
What does it mean to... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
What does it mean to break the Sabbath law?
The Hungarian novelist, Ferenc Molnar... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The Hungarian novelist, Ferenc Molnar, allowed his love of money to rob him of the joys of generosit
In one of the most... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
In one of the most trenchant insights into the nature of prophetic protest, Walter Brueggemann chara
There's a story of Henry... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
There's a story of Henry Ford, inventor of the automobile, that's strikingly similar to this tale of
Abraham Lincoln told this story... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Abraham Lincoln told this story about a king who wanted to go hunting.
When Sarge, the dog of... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
When Sarge, the dog of Kathleen Eickwort of Ocala, Florida, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma
The local Roman Catholic priest... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The local Roman Catholic priest of the largest parish in the county tells that for several years his
Nearly a century ago, in... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Nearly a century ago, in a mental institution outside Boston, a young girl known as "Little Annie" w
Like Israel in captivity, African... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Like Israel in captivity, African-Americans felt crushed, a people crying out in a strange land.
No one is immune to... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
No one is immune to the kind of dismay and discouragement that Jeremiah expressed -- not even Mother
Emma by all standards was... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Emma by all standards was a good mother.
The missionary was prepared to... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The missionary was prepared to baptize the class of converts into the faith.
True mediators are of rare... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
True mediators are of rare noe in the world.

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