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Marie decided she had been... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Marie decided she had been the target of one too many pranks staged by the camp clown; it was time t
After returning from a week... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
After returning from a week-long sales conference, a woman in my congregation phoned me late one nig
Visit the testing area of... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Visit the testing area of any manufacturing company and you will know whether to trust the products.
In his book People of... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
In his book People of the Lie, Scott Peck writes of a man who literally made a pact with the devil.
There's a beautiful hedge along... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
There's a beautiful hedge along the back property line where we live, but it wasn't always beautiful
One who trusts will not... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
"One who trusts will not panic," says Isaiah, mouthpiece for God.
Our text equates a treaty... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Our text equates a "treaty with death" with the lies and deceit and a firm and strong foundation wit
When a people step outside... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
When a people step outside of their protective traditions and try to embrace others' actions and cus
Typology is a very ancient... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Typology is a very ancient form of interpretation in which one takes the images that are used in the
A backpacker had been informed... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
A backpacker had been informed by a local "expert" hiker, a short, thin, and gaunt old man who had h

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