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The ABCs of Aunt Leny by bob

April 16th, 2010

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A Celebration of the Life of Laura Evelyn Williams Bailey   April 15, 2010, 6:30 P.M. Churchland Chapel – Loving Funeral Home Portsmouth, VA   While I was pondering what Scripture passage would be appropriate for tonight’s service, Revelation 21 seemed an obvious choice.  I read that text for Howard Bailey’s service in this chapel […]

Four Sons Remember Mom by bob

April 11th, 2010

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Reflections on our mother, Hazel Shores April 2, 2010 Steve Shores One of my lasting memories of childhood involves my mother’s father, Fred Dale. Our family would go to Longview to visit Papa, as we called him; and somehow, on some of these visits, I’d find myself facing my grandfather while he handed me a […]

The Funny Side of Prayer by bob

April 11th, 2010

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When you pray, think like a man…and like a woman. 1 Samuel 1:9-18 April 11, 2010 – Holy Humor Sunday Prayer is kinda funny Today is Holy Humor Sunday, when we celebrate God’s last laugh on the devil, when he raised Jesus from the dead.  We have joined millions of congregations (or at least three) […]

Week 16 – 1 Samuel/Psalms by bob

April 11th, 2010

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DAILY BIBLE READING  Apr 12: 1Sam 15-17 Apr 13: 1Sam 18-20; Ps 11/59 Apr 14: 1Sam 21-24 Apr 15: Ps 7/27/31/34/52 Apr 16: Ps 56/120/140-142 Apr 17: 1Sam 25-27 Apr 18: Ps 17/35/54/63 Apr 19: 1Sam 28-31; Ps18   NOTES ON THE PSALMS ·         This week’s readings will illustrate what “chronological” Bible reading is all […]

Week 15 – Ruth/1 Samuel by bob

April 5th, 2010

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DAILY BIBLE READING  Apr 5: Jud 16-18 Apr 6: Jud 19-21 Apr 7: Ruth Apr 8: 1Sam 1-3 Apr 9: 1Sam 4-8 Apr 10: 1Sam 9-12 Apr 11: 1Sam 13-14 Apr 12: 1Sam 15-17   NOTES ON RUTH ·         Ruth is an amazing short story, incorporating tragedy, romance, and a pivotal turn in the history […]