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Something I Read Lately

Great post by oneragamuffin! Great message for this Sunday!

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I’ve prayed this prayer many times on many different occasions. Never once has God answered my prayer by changing my circumstances, i.e. making my life easier, taking away my difficulties, instantly transporting me to the other side of my trials. What He has done is reminded me ever so subtly that He will be with me as He always has during my dark road.

Peace isn’t always  a feeling of contentment. Sometimes, the butterflies remain but so does the promise that God won’t forsake me. For me, a feeling of peace doesn’t always mean peace, nor does a lack of it indicate its absence. Try and work that one out and see if it makes sense.

After all, it is a peace that is beyond my utmost understanding. I don’t need a god who I can figure out and manage and understand. I need a God who is bigger than…

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Posted by on August 15, 2015 in Uncategorized


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What’s your favorite scripture?

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Thanks to all the followers of my blog!  I thought it might be fun to have an interactive blog and talk about what our favorite scriptures are and why they are so meaningful to us.

I have a lot of favorites, but the one I like the most is from Romans 8:38-39.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

I love this scripture especially when I am going through a hard time because it reminds me that God is always with me no matter what.

Now it’s your turn.  Let me know what your favorite scripture is and why it is meaningful to you.  I am looking forward to your messages!


Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Prayer for Peace


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Thanks so much to the new people following my blog!  Tomorrow I will be giving the prayer for peace during the service and I wanted to post it here.  I believe it is a prayer that can be said for all of us!  May you have a wonderful week!

Divine Creator of all Being, we would like to offer a prayer for peace and in quiet reverence we humbly acknowledge our joyful gratitude for the life, intelligence, potential, agency, and worth of each other and all others.  Help us recognize and appreciate our commonalties as well as our diversity of beliefs, values, and achievements.

We have come together today with many concerns, burdens, hopes and dreams.  We ask that you surround us with your spirit as we seek to know you better and learn how to share that spirit with others.

May each one of us, whoever and wherever we may be, experience your in-dwelling Presence, guiding, comforting, sustaining, healing and enlarging our attitudes and actions.

Help each one of us understand how others feel, care, and need the love we have for them.

May we care enough to earnestly develop the will and skill for truly listening to each other so that we can bring healing and reconciliation to our congregation, communities and in all our relationships.

May we each and all incarnate hope, love, joy and peace in all our interactions so that Peace may become actuality today and tomorrow for all the peoples of our communities and the planet earth.  In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.


Posted by on January 28, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Are you Thirsty?

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Here is a link to the Beatitudes Society’s Blog.  This is what they are about:

  • Advocate for justice, compassion and peace
  • Reclaim a Christianity that welcomes all people, especially those at the margins
  • Articulate a Christianity that dares to speak and act for our fragile planet and our most vulnerable citizens.

This weeks blog post from them is about the scripture from last weeks service about the Woman at the Well (John 4:5-41).  I thought this post had an interesting take on that scripture.  Let me know what you think.

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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Lead by the Spirit

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This comming Sunday’s theme is “Lead by the Spirit”.  This comes from Matthew 4:1-11 where Jesus was lead to the wilderness to be tempted. Instead of being tempted, he remembered His Father and His commandments and stayed true to His calling on earth. 

Have you had times in your life when you were tempted or maybe you were just having a bad day and thought about not doing the right thing?  Here are some ideas to keep you out of trouble 🙂

If you are sad or depressed:  Call a friend or read the Psalms

If you are angry:  Read the bible and find out what God says about anger.  Think about what is making you angry and see if you can make it better.

If you are tired:  Take time to meditate and pray with God and rest with Him.

If you are happy:  Share that with someone and tell them what God has done for you.

What have you done to be lead by the spirit?  Leave a comment on the blog and let me know. I am sure others would enjoy your comments as well.

Have a good week!


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Posted by on March 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


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