Wednesday Message for April 17, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, "See from his head, his hands, his feet,Sorrow and Love flow mingled down.Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,Or thorns compose so rich a crown?"These words haunt and inspire me all through Holy Week.  May they do the same to you.   Peace in our journeys, Pastor...

Wednesday Message for April 10, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, People love parades.  From Tucson's Rodeo parade to the Disney parades daily (and sometimes several times throughout the day), people love parades.Jesus entered Jerusalem in his final week of his earthly life, riding on the donkey, and suddenly it became a...

Wednesday Message for April 3, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, Here comes Peter Cottontail.... Really?As Resurrection Sunday approaches, I challenge you to do more than get ready for Peter Cottontail, get ready for Peter the deny-er.Take a look inside yourself and discover how you have sometimes been like those first disciples of...

Wednesday Message for March 27, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, 1 Corinthians 4:10"We are fools for the sake of Christ..."The Apostle Paul was humbled to live a life different from what was expected.  In his time, people were encouraged to work hard, succeed, and enjoy the fruits of their labors.  This was the core of who they...

Wednesday Message for March 20, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, Spring!!   Besides the onslaught of allergies that make my life extra challenging, Spring is a truly lovely time for me.  It's not so cold as winter, it's not so hot as summer.   The Mesquite trees bloom in their deep orange.  The Palo Verde...

Wednesday Message for March 13, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, "Many Hands make light work."Phew.  We sure proved that today at the church.  Today was "move the furniture out of the pods day."   It's exhausting, and I really thought it was going to take all day just to get it out and organized.Three hours into it...

Ash Wednesday Message for March 6, 2019

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Ash Wednesday Greetings, "Lord Jesus, think on me,And purge away my sin;From earth-born passions set me free,And make me pure within.Lord Jesus, think on me, That, when this life is past,I may the eternal brightness see,And share Thy joy at last."From the Presbyterian Hymnal #...

Wednesday Message for February 27, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, "I can't.  I'm not smart enough.  I don't know enough to understand."Yes, you are.  Yes, you do!The Bible is full of stories of how other people came to understand God in their lives.  READ IT!  You may discover God in your life.And stop...

Wednesday Message for February 13, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, What shall I wear tomorrow for Valentine's Day?  How about those heart socks that have Love written on them?   Good thing we live in UofAZ territory where the colors contain red so I can wear something red.Or.... maybe we could turn to Scripture to learn...

Wednesday Message for February 6, 2019

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Wednesday Greetings, Why?  But Why?  Why?I had a day when that was about all I could ask God. And then, I played with my three year old grandson, who asked me twice, "Why?"  I could feel the frustration building in both of us, mostly because the answer really was...

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