A Profitable Lent

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Have you noticed the daylight hours are already lasting a little longer? That means the season of Lent must be near at hand! “Lent” derives from the old English word for “spring” (“lencten”), the season … Read More

Many Hardships

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For those of you following our daily Scripture reading plan, maybe you noticed a common theme in the readings earlier this week was striving. In the Genesis 16 reading, strife takes over Abram’s household after … Read More

Benediction Peace

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The King James Bible often introduces events with the words, “It came to pass . . .” A former colleague in ministry used to apply this clause as a word of encouragement in difficult situations. … Read More

Advent's King

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The Gospel reading for the first Sunday in Advent is one we might rather have expected for Palm Sunday. It is St. Matthew’s account of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey … Read More