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Classes, Seasonal

Birthday Wishes

It was my birthday this week. You know how Facebook does this thing where, when your birthday approaches, they invite you to ask everybody for a donation to a charity of your choice? I did that once, for the nonprofit ministry of a friend of mine, but mostly I feel weird about it, because I… Continue reading Birthday Wishes

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The Unlimited Mercy of God

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-r3j4t-e2fd04 Jonah 3 If it's not the video, it's the audio... One day it will all work smoothly! Maybe around the time systemic injustice has been totally eradicated and God's Kingdom has come and God's will is being done on earth as it is in heaven. In the meantime, we still have Jonah the Flying… Continue reading The Unlimited Mercy of God

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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