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More Thoughts on Prayer

These are excerpts from a sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport. I’ll continue this series on prayer both in these writings and in the pulpit. Today I would like to talk to you about prayer. How we pray to God … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Prayer

Thoughts on Prayer Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord teach us to pray. . .” Luke 11:1 I was among those who publicly stated, in response … Continue reading

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Dr. Brené Brown to Speak at Washington National Cathedral

Stop walking through the world looking for evidence that you don’t belong because you will always find it. You don’t negotiate belonging externally; you carry it in your heart. No one belongs here more than you. Brené Brown Dr. Brené … Continue reading

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What Matters Most

Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 Some of the most helpful … Continue reading

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When Walking by Faith

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Exodus 12: 1 We often say, for … Continue reading

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Easter Message: A Love that Refuses to Die

Sitting in church at a funeral for my friend’s mom, I heard as if for the first time a familiar Scripture passage, more typically read at weddings:   Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful … Continue reading

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How Can I Have Faith: Pivotal Circumstances

Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out! John 11:43 In 1991, at the height of his television acting career, Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease. For the next seven years Fox struggled privately with … Continue reading

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Seeing Through God’s Eyes (Third in a series, How Can I Have Faith?)

The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearances or on the height of his stature . . . for the Lord does not see as mortals see. They look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks … Continue reading

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How Can I Have Faith?

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these … Continue reading

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Immigrants and Refugees: A Call for Compassion

March 02, 2017 you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land no one burns their palms under trains beneath carriages no one spends days and nights in … Continue reading

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