Category Archives: Inspiration

Trusting in Your Gifts

God gave us the capacity to learn, ask questions, explore, discover, and discern. God gave us the means to show love, offer compassion and forgiveness, and to be generous and merciful. God gave us talents and skills too. Maybe we … Continue reading

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An Infinite God, Infinite Possibilities

It is often said in many different ways that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 pretty much sums it up with, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your … Continue reading

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Psalm 35:1-3, Psalm 43

Psalm 35:1-3 (NKJV) “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, and stop … Continue reading

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Same Message, Different Voices

When I contemplate and consider the many different religions and faiths and spiritual expressions and denominations that exist, often I wonder if there isn’t at least one core fundamental thread of thought or one principle that exists that would transcend … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Faith

What is faith? What does the word mean? Faith in my view, is the quantity and quality of trust you have in a person, belief, idea, concept, principle, or anything at all that could have substantial value to you for … Continue reading

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Mathew 5:11 “Blessed are you when people revile and persecute you….”

Mathew 5:11 (NRSV) “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” Reflection: People who would persecute and discriminate against you and use the Bible as their … Continue reading

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Some Good News Around the U.S.

I came across this article about First Parish Church in Plymouth, Massachusetts and their observance of International Transgender Day of Visibility and thought it was worth sharing. First Parish of Plymouth Hosts Transgender Day of Visibility By Emily Clark eclark@wickedlocal.com … Continue reading

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