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Catch Up, My Goal for 2016

Some years I have very lofty goals.  Other years, and 2016 is one of them, my goals are much more mundane. In 2016 my goal is to catch up: to catch up on all the things I have started that need finishing, and to decide which ones not to finish, to find more effective ways […]

The Hardest Prayer

As we celebrate Christ’s first coming, we also look forward to his second coming, when there will be no more death, no more pain, no more tears. (Revelation 21:4)  We often pray for God’s kingdom to come and, indeed, we are urged to do so throughout the New Testament. But if our circle of loved ones […]

Sharing a Weekly Blessing: Sermon Links

It took me just a few clicks of the mouse on my elderly friend’s computer and then he discovered the treasure he had been longing for.  He sat back with his gentle smile spread full across his face and said to his wife in a voice of deep satisfaction, “The Lord will provide.  In his […]

Send Me, O Lord

When we look around at the world and the church, there’s so much work to be done.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming, yet we so eagerly want to contribute. When Christina Rossetti felt this way she wrote “Send Me”. Use me, God, in Thy great harvest field, Which stretcheth far and wide like a wide sea; The […]

What God Has Done for Me

“Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.”  Psalm 66: 16 Why did this nuthatch die?  Why do people suffer endlessly so that death seems a welcome relief?  Why is there illness, abuse, tragedy, natural disaster, heartache, unbelief?  Why? There are many answers, but none […]

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