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Preaching and Pottering

So I finally did it.  I mentioned the Harry Potter books in a sermon this morning.  And, beyond that, I gladly acknowledged that I have read them and am currently rereading them.  And, even beyond that, I (again, gladly) read … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Whimsical Post (with Some Wisdom Thrown in)

I am in no way taking the credit (or the blame) for the piece posted below.  I do recall coming across this amusing list of “Biblical ways to find a wife” from some years ago.  But I found it reposted with … Continue reading

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What If I Saw Things the Way God Does?

That’s not a bad question with which to start.  If I could only know and took to heart how the living God saw things (and sees them now), it would transform what I esteem and value.  It would upend what … Continue reading

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The Providence of the Irish (Part 2)

Originally posted on Hope Walks Blog:
Patrick was uniquely suited for communicating the timeless universal message of the gospel to this particular time and place.  And the Irish were particularly suited for the saving of Western Civilization and, even more…

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The Providence of the Irish (Part 1)

Originally posted on Hope Walks Blog:
St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th is near.  Now for many of us, the mentioning of St. Patrick brings the question, “Isn’t he the guy on the Lucky Charms box?”  And, along with that, the…

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Mary’s Song (And How It Can Be Ours)

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Advent Reading

Advent means waiting, waiting for the coming of the Christ.  Through the course of Church History, this waiting has meant a longing with a reference to the past (the Incarnation), the present (His Spirit), the future (His return).  The Advent … Continue reading

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