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June 24, 2022

Reflections – The Best Father Ever

Reflections – The Best Father Ever

Did you ever think about the best father ever? Sunday, June 19, was a day to celebrate fathers. It is called “Father’s Day”, a special time for families to share how much their father means to them and how they have been blessed by their father’s example. At one church in Texas, several of the…
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June 17, 2022

Reflection – Spiritual Food for the Body of Christ

Reflection – Spiritual Food for the Body of Christ

Just as there is food for our bodies, there is spiritual food for the body of Christ. Jesus did many things that, in the beginning, perplexed those who were called to follow him. He washed their feet. He told them to love one another. He demonstrated that love by being available even when he was…
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June 8, 2022

Reflections – The Story

Reflections – The Story

This week’s Reflection summarizes the story of God and His relationship to man. I have boiled it down to ten “bullet points” and hope they can be of use for both the reader’s learning and for sharing with others. This is a story of creation, separation, and a joyful reconciliation. It includes the concepts of…
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May 4, 2022

Reflections – People Important to You

Reflections – People Important to You

People important to you cross your life, touch it with love and carelessness, and then move on. Other people leave you, and you breathe a sigh of relief. You wonder why you ever came in contact with them. There are people who leave you, and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they…
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March 22, 2022

Reflection — Forgiveness

Reflection — Forgiveness

Forgiveness sometimes doesn’t come easy. Did you ever experience a childhood hurt that carried over into adulthood? A friend of mine recently shared that he enjoyed playing war games with armies of toy soldiers when he was a young boy. He would devise the battle plan, line the troops up, and pretend to do battle.…
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February 28, 2022

Reflection – A Great Leader

Reflection – A Great Leader

A great leader is too often hard to come by. This was posted a while back by one of my “friends” on Facebook. It strikes me that, after 77 years of diverse life experiences, I can validate these observations which seem to be particularly relevant today. I travel a lot. On one of my recent…
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February 16, 2022

Reflections – Agnes of Rome

Reflections – Agnes of Rome

Legend says that Agnes of Rome was a beautiful young girl of Roman nobility who lived at the turn of the fourth century. During a period of intense persecution of Christians, she chose to remain a virgin and devote herself totally to God. One of her many suitors turned her in as a Christian. She…
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January 27, 2022

Reflections – Silent Stars

Reflections – Silent Stars

How often have you reflected on the silent stars of the sky? I spent this past week away from the city. I stayed on the Gulf Coast of Texas where a cold front had just come through and the sky was as clear and blue as a newborn baby’s eyes. The nightly view of the…
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January 19, 2022

Reflections – Consider the Children

Reflections – Consider the Children

How often do we consider the children? There was once a well-known theologian by the name of Karl Barth. On one occasion he gave a series of lectures at a prestigious gathering. During the question-and-answer session following his remarks, someone asked him how, after so many years of study, would he summarize the most important…
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January 4, 2022

Reflections – Lord Have Mercy!

Reflections – Lord Have Mercy!

Kyrie Eleison, Lord Have Mercy It strikes me that the phrase from the Lord’s Prayer, “…and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us…” could just as easily have been written, “and have mercy on us as we have mercy on others.” Certainly, mercy was a major theme in Jesus’ teachings,…
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