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Choosing Darkness in Advent by bob

November 30th, 2009

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“Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.”  I’m not sure who first spoke or wrote those words, but they express an important spiritual principle.

Harriet Bean – The Virtuous Woman by bob

November 24th, 2009

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If you knew Harriet Bean, it will not surprise you to know she had some specific wishes for this service today.  She knew which pastors she wanted to lead the service.  She chose the music she wanted us to sing.  She wanted the order of worship and liturgy to reflect both the Episcopal Church in […]

Additions to Your Blessing List by bob

November 23rd, 2009

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It’s time to give thanks.  We usually give thanks for freedom, family, home – the usual “blessings.”  And well we should.  These are gifts from a gracious God. If it seems like your thanksgiving is a little mundane, however – sort of a rote repetition of the same themes, maybe you need some new blessings […]

Shattered Dreams, by Larry Crabb by bob

November 22nd, 2009

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“What does it take to get a book on your reading list?”  That was the text message from Cara, our daughter who is a Clinical Counseling student at Columbia International University about two weeks ago. Apparently, that question is all it took. 

Problems with God by bob

November 22nd, 2009

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Key:  When I finally let go of the need to be happy, I discover joy. Malachi 3:6-18 November 22, 2009 A different gratitude On this Thanksgiving week, most of us will gather around our tables and give thanks for our blessings. In many cases we will name those blessings – our homes, our food, our […]