Lost baggage August 11, 2013

Matthew 5 New International Version (NIV)  Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.  Blessings every one!Last week’s reflection was written as I flew from Frankfurt, Germany back home to Indianapolis via Dulles International
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THE FALLING OF THE CHIPS August 4, 2013

Blessings to all of you! A long time ago, I lost a woman by death who I so deeply loved. We both realized that due to her chronic illness, she would not live for very long and she did not. As a man of God who was a true believer in intercessory prayer, while she lay dying, I begged God
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SILENCE IS INDEED GOLDEN July 28, 2013

Psalms 4:4 “ponder in your own hearts on your beds and be silent” The old cliché that “silence is golden,” usually is said when it refers  to someone who is talking too much, who should spend less time talking and more time just keeping their mouth shut  and do more listening and hearing other people who more than likely  have
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WHITE SUPREMACY & THE NON-HETEROSEXUAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT July 7, 2013

Blessings to all of you. All human beings are made in God’s image and should be treated as such. That is why as an undergraduate “straight” student leader I was supportive of the offering of one of the first l homosexuality in social science courses in the United States nearly forty years ago and took the course as well. That was , needless to
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JUST A WASTE July 1, 2013

Blessings to all of you! It is important to be a giver, to help those in need, to assist the helpless and the powerless. Be it a matter of coming to the aid of others be they individuals, institutions, movements, societies, and global spheres, it is so critical to be helpful to those in need. But, it is also necessary
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THE THORNLESS ROSE May 26, 2013

Blessings to all of you! Throughout the four New Testament gospels, the disciple Peter stands out as the illustration for all of us about the often contradictions of faith in Christ and therefore our willingness to stand consistently for Christ irregardless of situations and circumstances. We know about Peter professing to love Christ in all four gospels and then as
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GET A GOOD ONE May 19, 2013

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. It was my first time home in years during the Mother’s Day season when usually I send my mother her “I love you, thanks for being so wonderful, with delivered roses” message.  Finally having the pleasure of coming home to be with Mom for her well-deserved special day was so wonderful I decided to focus
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THE GRAND OLDER DUDE June 16, 2013

Blessings to all of you. Happy Father’s Day! I remember a number of years ago before my father passed away in October 2009, my mother once blurting out teasingly with my father and I present that I was a bad bad little boy. My father coming to my defense said, “No he wasn’t, he was just all boy.” “J.C.” my  mother
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ONE MORE CHANCE May 9, 2013

Each day when I awaken to the thrill of still being alive I should be thankful for being alive once again and thus say thanks to God for giving me one more chance. One more chance to get that which I made crooked yesterday straight today.

THE HOPE TO FIND May 5, 2013

Luke 15:8-10   New International Version (NIV)   The Parable of the Lost Coin   8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me;
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