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Well-intentioned Sunday school teachers... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Well-intentioned Sunday school teachers often make Jesus' parables little more than pithy moral less
Sixteen-year-old Steve was... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Sixteen-year-old Steve was helping his father work on their Ford pickup truck.
Persistence may be the only... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Persistence may be the only way to get what a person really desires.
Do you remember the scene... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Do you remember the scene from the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, in which Tevye turns to his
In 1981 Virginia, Julius Earl... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
In 1981 Virginia, Julius Earl Ruffin was convicted of rape.
I never read this text... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
I never read this text without being reminded of the years in which each of my four children reached
Ava made a point of... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Ava made a point of spending time with hen only niece, Anne.
After many letters and many... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
After many letters and many more phone calls, the old, abandoned house was razed.
The widow in today's parable... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A
The widow in today's parable is praised for her persistence in presenting her requests before an unj
There is a legend about... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
There is a legend about two angels who were sent to earth to gather up the prayers of God's holy peo
God does his part -- justice... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
God does his part -- justice; do we do ours -- faith? Jill was her own adversary.
This time around, how about... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
This time around, how about dealing with the last sentence in this text: "And yet, when the Son of M

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