Archive: Aug 2014

  1. Spiritual Gifts

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    Matthew 16: 21-28; 12 Pentecost This past week, I made my annual pilgrimage to Office Depot to buy myself a new Calendar.  It might seem a bit early to be doing so, but I’ve already got several dates on the calendar for 2015.  I suppose I could’ve just figured out how to use the calendar […]

  2. Pearly Gates

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    Matt. 16: 13-20; 11 Pentecost I heard about a bus driver and a priest who were standing in line, waiting to get into heaven.  The bus driver approached the pearly gates and was greeted by St. Peter.  As the bus driver stood there, St. Peter said, “Welcome!  I understand you were a bus driver.  I’m […]

  3. Anonymity-Or Not

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    Matthew 15: 10-28; 10 Pentecost Like many of you this week, I’ve been following the continuing story out of Ferguson, Missouri.  As events like these always seem to do, it’s taken on a life all its own.  The continuous coverage has pushed most other news stories to the sidelines, as yet another summer disturbance unfolds.  […]

  4. Winds & Mountains

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    Matthew 14: 22-33; 9 Pentecost There’s an old story about walking on water, thought to have originated out of the Eastern Orthodox part of the church.  As the tale goes, a very devout abbot from a monastery decides to go on a prolonged spiritual retreat.  Accordingly, he makes arrangements to spend some time in a […]