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In his fascinating book, I... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In his fascinating book, A Forgotten Glory, James Wakefield Burke has meticulously recorded t
Integrity is what we need... -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Integrity is what we need and are expected to have. Jezebel did not have integrity.
Do you ever get the... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Do you ever get the feeling that when we humans talk about justice and judgments we are talking an e
When Jesus stood up in... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
When Jesus stood up in his hometown synagogue and told the people the kingdom of God was at hand, it
There are times when land... -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
There are times when land is more than just a commodity to be bought and sold.
On June 16, 1991, Cardinal... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
On June 16, 1991, Cardinal John J.
Do you remember the old... -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Do you remember the old "Rube Goldberg" machines?
The urge to own something... -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The urge to own something that belongs to someone else is a powerful one.
PrayerO... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Prayer"O Nourishing, Nurturing,Mothering God,
Ahab lusting for Naboth's vineyard... -- Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Ahab lusting for Naboth's vineyard so he can turn it into a vegetable patch.
Mary Johnson is 88 years... -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Mary Johnson is 88 years old.
Have you ever experienced times... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Have you ever experienced times when God seemed hidden, if not altogether absent?
What a temper tantrum. You'd... -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
What a temper tantrum. You'd expect this behavior from a little, tiny child.
Was I to blame for... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"Was I to blame for this, God?" Ralph asked first when his son contracted an incurable disease.
A friend once told me... -- Galatians 6:7-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
A friend once told me a story of a young African girl who attended church shortly after accepting Ch
Elijah told Ahab something he... -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Elijah told Ahab something he did not want to hear.
Authority at its best is... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Authority at its best is something that can be given, but can never be taken.
A strange paradox in contemporary... -- Galatians 6:7-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
A strange paradox in contemporary living is our preoccupation with the problem of the risk.
The strong female imagery in... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The strong female imagery in this passage of God's care for his people prompted my remembering an ol
Yielding yourself to God... -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Yielding yourself to God as David did is a way of saying thanks for his goodness.
High on a hill in... -- Galatians 6:7-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
High on a hill in the midst of the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire, England, is an impress
I was once approached by... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
I was once approached by a scandalized member of our women's group who reported to me "the women's B
In the rear of... -- Amos 7:12-15 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In the rear of Christ Church, Cincinnati, is a plumb line hanging down from the ceiling, and a
Herman had grown up with... -- Galatians 2:11-21 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Herman had grown up with the understanding that nothing is free in this world.
It is the feminine imagery... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
It is the feminine imagery in the language that leaps out at the reader. (v.

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