Laundromats

John 13:3-53 Jesus, knowing that the Father had handed all things over to Him, and thatHe had come forth from God and was going back to God, 4 *got up fromsupper and *laid His outer garments aside; and He took a towel and tied itaround Himself 5 Then He *poured…

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Sounds of the Desert

Psalm 46:9-12Attention, all! See the marvels of God!He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,Bans war from pole to pole,breaks all the weapons across his knee.“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,loving look at me, your High God,above politics, above everything.”11 Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,God-of-Angel-Armies protects us….

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Paths

Luke 3:2-42The word of God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the wilderness. 3And he came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptismof repentance [a]for the forgiveness of sins; 4 as it is written in the book ofthe words of Isaiah the prophet:“The voice of…

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Canyons

Psalms 322 Each will be like a refuge from the wind And a shelter from the storm,Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in anexhausted land.3 Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears ofthose who…

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Hot Springs

I have been to Hot Springs, Arkansas. That town has built an industryaround their hot springs, and if you have ever been to Yellowstone, youknow that there are dangerous hot springs there. However, in thebrochures that I have seen of these places of healing and relaxation, therehave always been only…

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Sunrises

As usual, I was late getting to my campground one night. I arrived at myreserved campsite in total darkness and set up with a flashlight.Exhausted after a long day, I climbed up into the elevated sleeping loftand immediately fell asleep, but at daybreak, a flock of honking geeseawoke me with…

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Introduction

Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the ( journey) earth2 Now the (Journey) earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. During the Lenten season of 2020, I was on a…

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2020 Vision

     I imagine many pastors are rethinking their sermons and newsletter articles written this time last year with the theme, “2020 Vision—looking ahead to a perfect year.” 2020 was no perfect year, however it was a year we will never forget. Have you ever considered the meaning behind the…

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Proverbs 30– Proverbial Prayer

Proverbs 30 – Proverbial prayer Nearing the end of the book, Proverbs 30 includes many themes, all the words of Agur, son of Jakeh.  Unfortunately, we’re not completely sure who Agur is; some say Agur is a nickname for Solomon, others say Agur was someone in Solomon’s court, and other…

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