Just as You Did It

…‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ (From Matthew 25:40)It is reassuring that we are members of Christ’s family. It is reassuring that if we treat each other as Jesus treated others that we are treating Jesus that way.Who are members of your extended family? Who do you treat with respect, care and love as Jesus showed us and commanded us?There is a…

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Internalize the Law

We live in a world where it seems it is accepted to be angry with (and act out this anger) those who do not agree with us. Some protest those who have different standards than their own. Many people are angry with those who vote for the candidate that does not match their own political views. Those who do not believe in God the way we do are criticized. Some only hear the words of those who say unless you are ‘born again’,…

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Put Me in Coach!

With the corona virus putting a halt to almost everything in our normal lives, we are scheduled to get something back that has been missing greatly from our normal summer lives. Baseball will resume on Thursday! So far this week there have been a couple of exhibition games played. The last spring ball was played in early March just prior to the shutdown. There is a song released in 1985 by John Forgerty called; “Put me in Coach”. This cute little ditty rang…

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Travels of Life

As I write this, I am up in Post Falls by my father’s side. We are traveling together once again. He always loved to travel. We went to North Dakota from Montana often. Although this was a long drive, we always had fun with my dad singing songs and challenging us to road games such as slug bug and the license plate challenge.

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Brighten Our Way

One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 139 and particularly verses 11-12:11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,and the light around me become night,”12 even the darkness is not dark to you;the night is as bright as the day,for darkness is as light to you.On this past Sunday late in the evening, I went golfing. Rain showers had been coming frequently throughout the day, but by evening the sky was starting to clear. (Well, that is what I thought when…

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The human spirit will endure sickness; but a broken spirit—who can bear? Proverbs 18:14 Death and taxes. They say those are the two things we can depend on in life. Of course, they don’t mention the neighbor who borrows your rake and never returns it—again; the low tire light indicator that comes on in your car with the temperature change and you are not near a tire service place or a gas station—again; the goat head weeds that appear after several applications of…

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Keep the Faith

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3This verse is from the second reading scheduled for this week you would have heard in church. The full reading scheduled is 1 Peter 1:3-9 (NRSV). The reading continues:...and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being…

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The Kingdom of God

Mark 4:26-29 NRSV 26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.” The earth…

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