Categories: Pastor's Midweek Missive

What to Hold Onto and What to Let Go

Do you recall the movie “The Jerk” starring Steve Martin. There is a scene in the movie when Steve Martin’s character is arguing with Bernadette Peter’s character and he threatening to leave. As he goes, he makes the statement that he doesn’t need anything…he is only going to take the ashtray, and then the paddle […]

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Practice What You Preach

George Bradt published an article with Forbes Magazine in April of 2013 entitled, “Practice What You Preach or Pay the Price.” He said, “They won’t believe what you say. They will believe what you do.” He went on to say that even if what you say matches what you do, but doesn’t align with your […]

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The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

On January 25, the church celebrates the Feast of the Conversion of Paul.  Paul, who was once a ferocious enemy of the Christian movement, experienced a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus and became one of its most zealous missionaries.  Paul was a persecutor of the Church; his persecutions of Christians were a result […]

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What Must I Do?

Does the story in Luke’s gospel of the rich ruler make you a little uncomfortable? It does me. Despite the fact that many rationalize its message, essentially suggesting it should be understood today as a hypothetical challenge rather than a generally applicable principle, it is impossible to escape the fact that these words of Jesus […]

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Prayful Listening

Amy Carmichael was a woman from Northern Ireland who served as a missionary in India in the early 20th century. In her autobiography, Amy talks about a time when she was a child when her mother told her that if she wanted something, all she needed to do was to pray to God. One night […]

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All in the Fullness of Time

Some people claim that there could be no more opportune time for the coming of Jesus than the time God actually chose. The Roman Empire, they argue, brought about unparalleled peace and stability, an opportunity to travel as never before, and an intermingling of cultures that brought an openness to new ideas – just the […]

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