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July 31

A Thought: Called to Respond. The hospital chaplain was unavailable. It was Sunday afternoon nap time. : ) Nap never happened. Didn’t need it. The Spirit gave me the energy I needed. A member of our church had alerted me to a need: A family was grieving the sudden loss of their child and needed spiritual answers, support, and comfort. […]

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July 30

A Thought: Progression. As Time lapses, the gardenia gives more blessing. With the unfolding of each petal it becomes more beautiful and more fragrant as it reaches full flower. Our lives should resemble this, as well. Each day we must be more of a blessing than the day before until we reach Christian perfection and our purpose in life is […]

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July 29

A Thought: Release Yourself into the Grace of God. Whatever it is, ask the Lord for forgiveness in your confession as you repent, and LET IT GO! Done. Over. Finished! Don’t grab the shame back. Don’t waddle in it–release it as God has given you mercy! Psalm 51:10-12 “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast […]

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July 28

A Thought: Flower Power. Flower Power was all the rage in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Many of us who were early teens at the time, had t-shirts with the logo, or decorated our room with pillows and posters in the design. The sunflower receives its strength and growth as it follows the SUN throughout the day–its top lifts […]

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July 27

A Thought: Looking Forward. I remember this picture being taken by the school photographer. I was a high school senior, and this was for “Who’s Who,” a high school honors category. The look on my face is one of ” What’s next for me? Where do I go from here?” LITTLE did I know it would lead me into pulpit […]

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July 26

A Thought: Such a Good Word. While researching for our ‘Faith Through the Decades Series’ and last Sunday’s message, the 60’s, I came across this statement from Dr. Martin Luther King. This is reminiscent of when the disciples tried to drive out evil from some who were possessed by it, and they could not. Jesus’ response was, Some evil can […]

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