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Sometimes we believe it is... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Sometimes we believe it is impossible to love one another. Case in point is Lieutenant Deshazer.
A retired priest asked the... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
A retired priest asked the local undertaker to call him if ever there was a person to be buried who
As children, most of us... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- 1991
As children, most of us were introduced to science through a number of elementary laboratory tests.
He who is in you... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- 1991
"He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." More is working for you than is working a
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was noted... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was noted for his many talents and virtues; among them: his great abil
Some folks thought that John... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Some folks thought that John was a little strange, even a fanatic, but his letter has permanent mean
Woody Allen wrote, directed, and... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Woody Allen wrote, directed, and acted in the movie, "Manhattan." In it he is told by a friend, "Sto
Any one of us is... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Any one of us is replaceable on our jobs.

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