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What’s In a Name?

Pentecost 22 Traditional Sermon Her name is Terri Roberts.  So … what’s in a name like Teri Roberts?  Well, not very much, I suppose … unless you are the Teri Roberts who is the mother of Charles Carl Roberts IV … the person who shot ten Amish girls at Nickel Mines ten years ago, killing…

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Remembering Nickel Mines

Email Devotion Pentecost 20 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:21-22) When I woke up on Saturday morning I found these words on…

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Who is the Real You?

New Day Sermon Pentecost 19 We all have our stories and the truth of our lives lie more in what cannot be seen than what can.  The important part of our stories are not the troubled relationships but rather the reconciliation, the forgiveness, or the lack thereof…

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Moments of Grace are All Around Us

Email Devotion Pentecost 13 No one who conceals transgressions will prosper, but one who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. –Proverbs 28:13 Sometimes even I am stunned by my own stupidity.  One would think that I would be used to it by now … but evidently, not.  For the past 6-7 years, I have…