Teach Us To Pray Series

I love a good loaf of bread.  One of my favorite places is The Great Harvest Bread Company.  They make some of the best bread I’ve had.  If you have never tried their olive loaf or their cheddar garlic loaf, you have missed something special.  And I loved the fact that I could stop by…

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Teach Us to Pray

Teach US to Pray Second Week of Lent – Bishop Deb Kiesey “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”   (Matthew 6:9-10)   There’s a great ad on television I saw several years ago that…

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The Fork

There was a woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and was given three months to live. As she began getting her things “in order” she called her pastor and asked him to come and discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service,…

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Knowledge and Wisdom

“In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is acquired. In pursuit of wisdom, every day something is dropped.” — Lao Tzu We’re human. We grow. It begins the moment we’re conceived. We grow through childhood, stretching our limbs and marking the progress in pencil upon our doorposts. Through puberty we grow out of adolescence and…

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Gay Marriage Upcoming Forum

Since the United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage rights for homosexuals, there has been a measureable amount of debate and concern within the religious community. Admittedly, it’s a difficult topic to discuss rationally, reasonably and religiously. I believe the waters need to cool a little bit before intentional discussion takes place.…

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Because My Mama Said So

There’s finally a big flap about the Confederate flag, how it needs to be taken down, even though there are those folks who continue to support keeping it around. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a country where you can wave any flag you wish to, and I support the right for people to…

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Same Sex Marriage

The Bible is to be understood first and foremost as the writings of men (sorry women, only men to blame here) trying desperately to understand their relationship with God and with one another. What these men wrote was run through the filter of their times. Their understandings were colored by traditions handed down to them,…

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