Nov 26 2014

Commmonplace Holiness blog: If Only God Would Tear Open the Heavens – Isaiah 64:1,2

The writings of the prophets are especially appropriate during the season of Advent. They frame the story of Jesus, they provide us insight into the expectations of the people of Israel at the time Christ was born. Chapter 64 of…

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Nov 26 2014

Tuesdays with Morris: Why I Hate Thanksgiving…

This message was shared on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Centerville Community Thanksgiving Service.  Luke 6:27-38 Can I be totally honest with you? I believe I’ve been around Centerville long enough that I can go out on a limb and be completely honest with you. Here it is: Thanksgiving is NOT one of my […]

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Nov 26 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Scenes From A 99th Birthday Party

How often do you get to attend, much less host, a 99th birthday party?The answer is embedded into the question, isn’t it?Here I am with my siblings surrounding my mother, Betty Davis, who turned 99 on Tuesday.  We had a gathering with about 50 of …

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Nov 26 2014

Allan R. Bevere: The Ministry of Presence and What It Means to Be Alone

Our two sons, Joshua and Jason, who are twenty-years-old, live with us at home while they attend college. Our two daughters Alyssa and Courtney and their husbands live about an hour and a half away. Just a week ago, our daughter, Alyssa gave birth to o…

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Nov 26 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: Thanks-Living

Thanks-Living is a lifestyle easily read,Saying “thank you” is too little heard And too little said.For what we have and what will be ours,We humbly give thanks,At these most gracious hours.Thanks-Living is a lifestyle all should embrace,Giving thank…

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Nov 26 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: Sins and Grace

A brother questioned Abba Poemen in this way, ‘My thoughts trouble me, making me put my sins aside, and concern myself with my brother’s faults’. The old man told him the following story about Abba Dioscorus (the monk), ‘In his … Continue reading

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