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A Practical Remedy for Fear and Worry

Simple Sunday Sermons: A Practical Remedy for Fear and Worry (1 John 4:18, 1 Peter 5:7, Eph. 3:19)
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The Real, Authentic, Courageous Faith of “Doubting” Thomas

Simple Sunday Sermons: The Real, Authentic, Courageous Faith of “Doubting” Thomas (John 20:24-29)
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God’s Desire to Ease Your Pain

Simple Sunday Sermons: God’s Desire to Ease Your Pain (1 Peter 5:7).
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Trust

Simple Sunday Sermons: Trust (Deut. 33:27)
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Struggle Is Not Required

Simple Sunday Sermons: Struggle Is Not Required. (Matt. 11:28-30.)
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Dead Things Don’t Struggle

Simple Sunday Sermons:  Dead Things Don't Struggle (2 Cor. 5:17).
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Better is One Day AND Thousands Elsewhere

Simple Sunday Sermons:  Better is One Day AND Thousands Elsewhere. (Psalm 84:10).
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The Invisible Message Without Words

Simple Sunday Sermons: The Invisible Message Without Words. (Rom. 1:20).
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Real, Raw, Unreasonable Trust

Simple Sunday Sermons: Real, Raw, Unreasonable Trust. (Job 13:15).
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All Shall Be Well

“All shall be well. For there is a force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go.” Julian of Norwich Beautiful words by a mystic from the 14th century.  In other words… Continue Reading →

Maybe

Maybe. A Chinese proverb tells the story is told of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they… Continue Reading →

The Avowal

The Avowal (by Denise Levertov) As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and water bears them, as hawks rest upon air and air sustains them, so would I learn to attain freefall, and float into Creator Spirit’s deep… Continue Reading →

I’d Pick More Daisies

I’d Pick More Daisies (by Nadine Stair) If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I… Continue Reading →

Prime the Pump First

Prime the Pump First. There was a man who got lost in the desert. After wandering around for a long time his throat became very dry, about that time he saw a little shack in the distance. He made his… Continue Reading →

Just Coincidence?

Just Coincidence?  “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”  Albert Einstein The more I trust God, the more coincidences, synchronicities, serendipities and divine surprises seem to happen in my life.  Things that I never could plan or imagine or figure… Continue Reading →

A Tandem Bike Ride With God

A Tandem Bike Ride With God I used to think of God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was… Continue Reading →

The Great Blondin

The Great Blondin. Can you imagine a tightrope stretched over a quarter of a mile and spanning the breadth of Niagara Falls? The thundering sound of the pounding water drowning out all other sounds as you watch a man step… Continue Reading →

License Plate Message

License Plate Message “I remember sitting parked by the roadside once, terribly depressed and afraid about my daughter’s illness and what was going on in our family, when out of nowhere a car came along down the highway with a… Continue Reading →

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