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I know there are a few of you who like to look ahead in the lectionary. So, for those of you who like to do that, as we read the texts this morning you might be thinking, oh, we’re not reading from the lectionary this morning, but we actually are. You see today is the fourth Sunday after Epiphany in the church calendar, so had we followed the lectionary for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray that you have had a blessed week.

This past Sunday, we held our annual meeting, and it was a very good meeting. We had some great discussions about how we are handling our finances. A motion was made and approved by a voice vote to state that we will always tithe a minimum of 10% of our income to benevolence. We are actually budgeted…

What Are You Waiting For?

It was an absolutely gorgeous day. It was sunny with just a few clouds in the sky and the temperature was about 80°. There were about 35 of us on a very large catamaran just off the coast of the island of Roatan in the Caribbean Sea. We had arrived at the area we would go snorkeling and I was excited. The water was the most incredible blue I had ever seen and it was crystal clear. As…

What Are You Waiting For?

It was an absolutely gorgeous day. It was sunny with just a few clouds in the sky and the temperature was about 80°. There were about 35 of us on a very large catamaran just off the coast of the island of Roatan in the Caribbean Sea. We had arrived at the area we would go snorkeling and I was excited. The water was the most incredible blue I had ever seen and it was crystal clear. As…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray that you have had a blessed couple of weeks.

As you probably already figured out when you didn’t receive a letter from me last week, I was on vacation. Jill and I decided it was time to get away and refresh ourselves, so we took a seven-day cruise out of Houston to the Western Caribbean. It was a wonderful week filled with lots of time…

Do I Have A Witness?

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who abides in which of us. Amen

Have you ever met someone that was so incredible or interesting that you had to tell someone else about that person? After my first date with my wife, Jill, I was only 17 years old and I can remember telling my mom, this is the girl I’ll marry. I/s…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray that you have had a blessed week.

This Sunday, January 12, we will celebrate the Baptism of our Lord. The Gospel text for Sunday is Matthew 3:13-17. In this story, Matthew tells us that John did not want to baptize Jesus because he felt unworthy to do such a thing. John said that it was Jesus who should be doing the baptizing.

As…

Is There Room In The Inn, Yet?

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, who abides in which of us. Amen

On Christmas Eve, we read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Gospel of Luke and according to Luke “While [Mary and Joseph] were [in Bethlehem for the census], the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I pray that you have had a blessed week.

I find it hard to believe that 2013 is over. I remember writing my first letter of 2013, and that seems like just yesterday. Where did the year go? For some of us, we will be glad to see this year end because of illnesses or other struggles; for others, we might wish it would never end. I know for…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I pray you had a blessed and Merry Christmas Day!

I know for most of us, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day mark the end of a busy time of year; a time of much preparation and planning; once we open our presents, we consider Christmas over, and we move on, looking forward to the New Year.

But this is not the case in my house this year.…

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