Monthly Archives: November 2012

Created in His Image (Part 2)

In my first post with this title I talked about the possibility of joy being a shared experience with God because we have been created in His image. I have that same question about our ability to carry the pain … Continue reading

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Created in His Image

We have the stunning account from the early bible teachings that we are created in the image of God. We know that image is marred because of sin but we also know that we have been rescued and that we … Continue reading

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Pastoral Prayer for Thanksgiving Worship Service

“Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ.” The God we are worshipping today is the Loving Father who welcomes His children. Today our Father wants us to come … Continue reading

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The People in the Box

My childhood friend called me last night and the conversation led to some of the memorable characters that added color to our rural farm life story. She told me of one of her relatives that spent most of the time … Continue reading

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Prayer Changes Prayer

I had come to the home of my 91-year-old friend to put the finishing touches on his memorial service. He has been accepted as a hospice patient and, knowing that the health care system has exhausted its resources for treatment, … Continue reading

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Does Prayer Matter?

by Shirlee Vandegrift This week I was blessed with an answer to a prayer I never uttered. Someone must have been praying for me recently. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Plus about 6 years ago. It is a progressive and … Continue reading

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What Child Is This?

I have been asked to bring a message at a Christmas Brunch for Senior Adults using the title, “What Child Is This?” The question could be answered with one word or expanded upon for hours. I will be expected to … Continue reading

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