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Devotional: ‘A different path’

Nearly 27 years ago, the Lord used some encouragement from dear friends to cause my wife Sherri and ...

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Devotional — Ordinary time

Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 5 You shall love the LORD your ...

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Devotional — Greed: the antithesis of charity

In these troubled times, one asks, “What can I do to make our national and local community life ...

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Devotional — Spirit in different ways

Wind, Spirit, Breath. Throughout the Bible, these words are actually the same. Whether it is Ruah in Hebrew ...

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Devotional — ‘When Dark Clouds Gather’

For several weeks this Spring, the dark, rain filled clouds have created a somber atmosphere around us. The ...

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Devotional — Truth telling

“But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the ...

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Devotional — Cool days in spring

Summer, fall, winter, spring: The four seasons of a year each has very different characteristics. We experience changes ...

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Devotional — Careful consideration of symbols

Numbers 21:4-9 is an interesting and troubling story of the people of God on the Exodus becoming bitter ...

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‘New life in Christ Jesus’

Life changes as time goes by. Life starts at conception, and for those who make it safely from ...

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Devotional – God Cries

He replied, “I have kept all these since my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to ...

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Devotional — Purification of the heart

We have a tradition which gives us a simple message of guidance. It reminds us that there is ...

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Devotional — Good Friday at the beach

I  must make a confession: in the middle of this uberbusy time of the preacher’s calendar, I took ...

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Devotional — ‘The danger of extravagance’

In Daniel 4, King Nebuchadnezzar was in the peak of his reign as the monarch of the known ...

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Devotional — ‘Letting go’

Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. NRS Luke 15:11 These familiar words from ...

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Devotional — Faith: Foundation of life

As the weather warms and the spring flowers and grasses begin to grow, farmers and home gardeners prepare ...

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Devotional — Jesus is always with us

If you were Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, you would be consumed by one idea – how to ...

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Devotional — Faithfulness in a new world order

Last week as the plane wheels touched down at the Lynchburg airport, I thanked the Lord for a ...

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Devotional — ‘Transformed’

“Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went ...

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Devotional — The almighty sees all

The wise African sage Luqman advised his son to honor and obey his parents. The story then generalizes ...

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Devotional: Missed opportunities

It seems like just last year that I was watching and commenting on the Olympics. Oh, yes…, it ...

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Devotional — ‘Honor the King’

The authority structure in America is in disarray, how are we to respond to the growing disrespect towards ...

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Devotional — ‘A complete worship’

When the Steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from ...

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Prayer for guidance and peace

When I was a youngster in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, my family taught me to pray The ...

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Are we chasing the right newness?

Is it too late to give a “Happy New Year?” You might think so. It is several weeks ...

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Are we missing something?

Religious legalism is oppressive and robs many people of joy. But what about traditions, routines and even habits, ...

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Devotional — Epiphany

“When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that ...

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The navigators: Charting a course for life

There are in scripture several examples of lives well-lived. These individuals, many of whom were prophets, possessed a ...

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