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Thought of the Day, June 10, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Different soils and seeds. ​One of my favorite parables is the ​PARABLE OF THE SOWER​. In it, we learn of seeds that are planted in different types of soil. In Luke’s version, he actually explains what the parable means (we don’t always get an...

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Thought of the Day, June 8, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Learning and Growing ​A challenge you can do at home. Friends and colleagues at Myers Park Presbyterian Church have designed a 21 day challenge for reading, listening, watching, and reflecting on anti-racism. It’s a thoughtful way to grow and engage and learn. I...

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Thought for the Day, June 5, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Trust in the LORD, and do good. ​Yesterday I came across the words of Psalm 37 from an unlikely source. I hadn’t read it in awhile and was moved by some of the phrases in it. Take a look at Psalm 37 ​HERE​.  PRAYER REQUESTS: ​Let’s...

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Thought of the Day, June 4, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: ​I have two thoughts for us this morning, friends. First, I’d love for you to take a look at this prayer in a time of anger, unrest, and injustice. It’s from the PCUSA ​HERE​, and it is beautifully stated. Next, though it’s been a...

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Thought of the Day, June 3, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: God’s feathers​. God will cover you with feathers, and under God’s wings you will find refuge. Read the rest of Psalm 91 ​HERE​.    PRAYER REQUESTS: ​Let’s pray for: Peace and justice in our city, state, nation and world...

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Thought of the Day, June 2, 2020

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  THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ Pray, grieve, and act. As I look around at the state of our country and  world, sometimes it feels time to pray, other times it feels like time to grieve, and other times to  act. Recently I’ve been sharing prayers that have been meaningful, but...

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Thought for the Day, May 31, 2020

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Good Morning, Friends -  In this time of COVID19, I recorded my portions for the service very early in the week. Because of this,  the service doesn't address the protests around the country as we seek justice for George Floyd.  Please do join us at coffee hour as we pray...

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Thought of the Day, May 30, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ ​ We continue to pray for unrest all around the country. I sent out THIS collection of prayers yesterday. If you’re feeling led to read something, try ​Dear Church​ (we read it in a book study at EPC) or ​I’m Still Here​ by...

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Thought of the Day, May 29, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ ​Prayers for peace in Minneapolis. Friends, like all of you, I’m sure, I’ve been praying for justice and peace in Minneapolis and throughout the country, as we watch all that is unfolding in that part of the country. I thought ​THIS...

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Thought for the Day, May 28, 2020

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY:​ ​Walking meditation. We had a great conversation last night on the book ​The Art of Living. ​ One of the things discussed in the book is walking meditation. Since so many of us are going for walks these days, I thought you might appreciate learning...

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