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Movie Review: Higher Ground

I watched the 2011 movie Higher Ground a few nights ago.  Higher Ground is about a woman named Corinne, who converts to fundamentalist Christianity and later leaves that belief system.  Vera Farmiga starred in and directed the film. Here are … Continue reading

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“…You Will Turn This Day into a Perfect Surprise…”

At church this morning, we sang the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”  One of the lines of that song is “Morning by morning new mercies I see.”  The song is based on Lamentations 3:22-23, which states (in the King James … Continue reading

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A Truly Fresh Start?

I wrote a post on May 24, 2013 about the underwater memorial in Joshua 4:9 and Jimmy Swaggart’s view that the stones comprising that memorial were from Israel’s experience in the wilderness, and that the message of the memorial was … Continue reading

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The pastor’s sermon this morning was about listening to the Good Shepherd (Jesus) in the midst of the cacophony of different voices in the world, some of them telling us to do what is wrong. I agree with my pastor … Continue reading

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Ishmael on Hagar’s Back

Genesis 21:14 says (in the King James Version): “And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her … Continue reading

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“Throw Away the Chalk!”

At church this morning, the Pastor’s sermon was entitled “Throw Away the Chalk!”  The Pastor told a story that was similar to one here.  In the Pastor’s story, a lady saw a vision of a man who had lived a … Continue reading

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The Old and the New

For my write-up today on church, I’ll quote the Prayer of Confession from the liturgy: “O God of laughter and tears, we come in this Lenten season weighed down by the past.  Sometimes we feel trapped by past actions, past … Continue reading

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