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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Multi Faceted Approach

                    This is taken from the book of Common Prayer: Francis de Sales, a sixteenth-century bishop in France, worte, “Each of us has his own endowment from God, one to live in this way, another in that.  It is an impertinence, then, to try to find … Continue reading »

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Lent, Day 2

I loved yesterday’s Lent from CRM. View it here : , or read below: The Temptation of Jesus CRM 2012 LENT DEVOTIONAL: DAY 2 MEDITATION In the late 60’s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel conducted an experiment with 4-year-old children testing their ability to delay gratification. Mischel placed a marshmallow in front of the child … Continue reading »

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Sharing Life Together: Deep Community

                    ACTS 2:42-47 42 The believers studied what the apostles taught. They shared life together. They broke bread and ate together. And they prayed. 43 Everyone felt that God was near. The apostles did many wonders and miraculous signs. 44 All the believers were together. They … Continue reading »

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Lent Devotional from CRM

An invitation from the CRM Office: “The great traditions of the Christian movement have historically participated, to one degree or another, in the 40 days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus and the celebration of his resurrection. This period of prayer, fasting, and repentance is called Lent. We invite you to join us this year … Continue reading »

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A Refreshing Compliment…

Twelve years ago, when I began working in vocational ministry, a mentor gave me some great advice. He said that in ministry you are going to experience good days and bad days, and on those hard days you need to remember the good times because they point you back to the reason God has called you to this work; they … Continue reading »

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Liquor stores and Churches

We don’t need any more liquor stores and churches in my neighborhood.” It would have been easy for me to dismiss these words but something about Jerry’s passion for the neighborhood caused me to wrestle with them. You see Jerry is one of the more influential men in our neighborhood when it comes to urban … Continue reading »

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