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The Undeserved Mercy of God

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mxsfz-e166c9 Jonah 1:17-2:10 "How do Christians tarnish their own image?" --Lilly ----------------------------------- Every couple of weeks or so (seems like during especially spiritually significant services--like this one which incorporated a baptism), we have nearly insurmountable technical difficulties. In this case, the livestream feed got jammed and the full sermon didn't make it, but you'll get… Continue reading The Undeserved Mercy of God

Classes, The Sanctuary at Woodville

The Pilgrimage Is Growing!

Every month I send out a Pilgrimage news-email. I don't usually post those here. But I'm posting this one! What's Going On? Spiritual Development Courses How You Can Help Sign up for one (or more) of these courses. Seriously. I am increasingly convinced by my own experience and also observation that it's impossible in this… Continue reading The Pilgrimage Is Growing!

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I Am: The Alpha and the Omega

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-me8ya-dfd588 Revelation 1:5b-8; 22:12-17 "When Apocalypse (any apocalypse) happens, the enemy wants us to see the truth of the dire situation we’re in and focus on that, getting so overwhelmed and discouraged that either we buckle under and do nothing, or rise up to try to fix the horror we’ve seen—through our own isolating, conflict-ridden,… Continue reading I Am: The Alpha and the Omega

Church, Family, Great Cloud of Witnesses, Quotes

One Part of the Body

This one time I had cancer. There was a particular part of my body that was being attacked. My M.O. as regards my own health, especially at the time, was usually to let things run their course. I would usually try to eat more or less healthily, I worked out occasionally. I preferred to avoid… Continue reading One Part of the Body

Current Events, Quotes

Black Lives Matter

There, I said it. I am imagining that some of you are wondering why that took so long, and why I have said nothing about George Floyd, particularly after my fairly strong (for me, anyway) reaction to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. And others are feeling a little freaked out that I'm saying it now.… Continue reading Black Lives Matter

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I AM: the Resurrection and the Life

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hajic-de18ba John 11:1-44 "If anybody could change our reality right now, it's Him, right?" ----------------- Note 1: The message herein was written and recorded during a seeming lull between two notable and horrific racial murders in the USA. Grief and death are presented here more generally and vaguely than they might have been had this… Continue reading I AM: the Resurrection and the Life

Church, Current Events, Great Cloud of Witnesses, The Word

The Right Answer

One of my former pastors--who helped ordain me to the position in which I currently serve, a year ago this week--posted this graphic this morning: Despite what you might think based on social media (which we all know is so truthful and representative) the last thing the majority of pastors here want is harm to… Continue reading The Right Answer