Category Archives: Scripture

Hope – finding abundance in lacking

First Mennonite Church, Richmond, Va., has conducted a bread service the Sunday after Easter for 20 years. Five breads representing five themes are paired with five hymns. I shared this message. Tumeric Bread: Hope Mark 6:34-43 34 As he went ashore, … Continue reading

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“Jesus wouldn’t help people in need?” What Jesus are you talking about?

I recently saw a comment online that said Jesus wouldn’t help people in need – that he would help people to help themselves. Just another example of the damage some so-called, self-described Christians do in the name of Jesus — … Continue reading

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Being intentional and being still

We have a handmade pottery pitcher we use to water plants and add water to the fish tanks or the dog’s bowl. The unique triangle spout design allows for a steady yet controlled flow of water. But we have to … Continue reading

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Stress

Life is stressful. The news is stressful. All forms of social media are stressful. Finances, college funds, finding a new job, car repairs, relationships, family — the list goes on and on. Internal issues like fear and insecurity can create … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with … Continue reading

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Why Christians should oppose banning anyone

Because the Bible says discriminating is wrong. Scripture says favoritism is wrong. For example: “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold … Continue reading

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Division

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“Both Heaven and Hell”

(Another in my series chronicling my possible return to vocational ministry.) There’s a church nearby seeking a minister. In the search description, they’re looking for someone who: “Preaches a balance approach to salvation – both Heaven and Hell – it’s … Continue reading

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Pentecost

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided … Continue reading

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More about the Bible

I wrote about the Bible previously. So, this is a little more about the Bible. A great deal of energy is dedicated to the Bible. A collection of writings that didn’t exist in its current form for more than the … Continue reading

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The Bible

The Bible is a collection of 66 (or 73) different books, some history, some poetry, some songs, some letters, as well as the rules of an ancient religion . . . written over the span of 1,600 years. Problems arise … Continue reading

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