Strange but True

Bidding Starts at 50K for Bible that went to the moon Summary: “A Los Angeles auction firm is taking bids on a microform, or photographically reduced, King James Bible that went to the moon on the 1971 Apollo 14 space flight. Similar in appearance to a piece of...
Stranger to Strange

Stranger to Strange

Strangers to Strange Lectionary 5 August 2018 11th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-12 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 Text to Life A local news station takes time out from reporting “hard” news every Saturday morning and lightens things up a bit....
Mercy Me!

Mercy Me!

Mercy Me! Story Lectionary 5 August 2018 God’s Guidelines for Justice and Mercy (Exodus 23:1-9) King Solomon Judges with God’s Wisdom (1 Kings 3:16-28) God Empowers Othniel, First Savior (Judge) of Israel (Judges 3) God Entreats Judges to Judge as God Would Judge with...

Gift from the Sea –Preaching Tip for 5 August 2018

Summer seems the perfect time to call up a favorite book of metaphors –Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The book uses metaphors of shells to describe life, relationships, and the issues the author is dealing with at the time. This in a sense is what...

Pastor’s Prayer for 5 August 2018

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed...