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The Power of a Penny

The Power of a Penny

Mark 12:38-44

The puny penny is the smallest monetary unit in our currency. But what good is it? What difference does a penny make? Plenty, and it’s more than money!

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Spiritual Security

Spiritual Security

Ruth 1:1-18

Ruth — with a little help from Teddy Roosevelt and the Golden Gate Bridge — teaches us how to recognize different types of security … and which kinds are the most valuable.

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Smart Glasses

Smart Glasses

Mark 10:46-52

Wearable smart glasses are a great help for the visually impaired, but correcting spiritual blindness requires a different sort of smarts: the humility and desire to see ourselves as we really are and to see Jesus as he really is.

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Master Class

Master Class

Mark 10:35-45

James and John ask Jesus if they can sit in his glory. But Jesus knows what they really need, and what follows is an unforgettable demonstration of what it means to serve others. 

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Psalm 22:1-15

It can be a terrible thing when a child is separated from a parent for the first time. Feelings of abandonment, anxiety, and blame often follow. This psalmist is in similar trouble, and he knows who’s responsible.

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Joining the Paul O’Sullivan Band

Joining the Paul O’Sullivan Band

Genesis 2:18-24

God created us for community, to help and support each other so that we do not face the challenges of life alone. But how do we cross the boundaries that so often separate us? Paul (not the apostle) gives us a clue.

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22

The book of Esther is a diaspora story, as is Daniel. But in Daniel, we see Daniel’s God. In Esther, God is nowhere to be found. No mention of religion. Why is Esther in the Bible at all?

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The Snowplow Conundrum

The Snowplow Conundrum

Psalm 1

We must exercise caution in assuming our fellow Americans are on the wrong course — or even vile — because they make different decisions about politics or social issues. That judgment is up to God.

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Let Us Stand Up Together

Let Us Stand Up Together

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Twenty years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we need to face our challenges as united Christians alongside other people of faith in a truly United States of America. But how do we do this?

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Jesus Gets a Reputation

Jesus Gets a Reputation

Mark 7:24-37

We need a word to describe the experience of trying to be alone, and then meeting someone who spoils everything. In today’s gospel reading, Jesus tries to be alone and discovers that it is impossible.

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The Most Amazing Mirror in the World

The Most Amazing Mirror in the World

James 1:17-27

Most people look at themselves in a mirror more than 20 times a day. The apostle James has something to say about this habit.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

Ephesians 6:10-20

Paul, a spiritual health care professional, stresses the importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) so that we might be strong against “the wiles of the devil.” What can we wear to protect ourselves from dangerous spiritual viruses? 

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The Hard Truth About Wisdom

The Hard Truth About Wisdom

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

Solomon asked for wisdom at the beginning of his reign but finds out that wisdom is less about smarts and more about gaining experience in dealing with the difficult realities of human life.

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How to Talk Like a Christian

How to Talk Like a Christian

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

They say talk is cheap. But the kind of talk Christ calls us to utter — kind, compassionate, caring discourse — is the rarest of commodities and the building block of true Christian conversation.

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We Are Food

We Are Food

John 6:24-35

When Jesus says, “I am the bread of life,” he certainly wants to feed us. But just what is in this bread and how can we bake it for others? 

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A Quality Miracle

A Quality Miracle

John 6:1-21

Jesus fed 5,000 people with just a little fish and bread. But his focus was on quality, not quantity. He wants to satisfy our spiritual hunger by feeding the whole person, not just filling a stomach.

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The Compassion of the Christ

The Compassion of the Christ

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

What would you call a movie about Jesus’ ministry in the region of Galilee, as he healed the sick and needy? Do we feel the compassion of Jesus when people are in need today?

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What Blessings?

What Blessings?

Ephesians 1:3-14

You are social distancing, you have masks in the glove compartment, jacket pockets, desk drawers and on hooks in the hallway, and you’re afraid to go shopping. Yet, the Bible says you’re blessed. Excuse me?

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Doing What Is Possible

Doing What Is Possible

Mark 6:1-13

Do you ever wonder if God is giving you a nudge to begin something in your life, but the task seems impossible? Don’t let perfection stand in the way of success.

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A Touching Tale

A Touching Tale

Mark 5:21-43

Whether it’s a handshake or a more spiritual connection with God, touch can be a powerful force for good. 

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The Still Point

The Still Point

1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49

In a time of crisis, we need to find a still point, calming our spirits and opening our minds to God’s leading. Old Testament and gospel texts show us how. 

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Living in the Meantime

Living in the Meantime

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17

It’s June 2021, and many high school seniors have already launched themselves into a “gap year.” They will not be in college in September. So where will they be? And what does this have to do with the apostle Paul’s word to the Corinthians? 

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Buildings from God

Buildings from God

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

At the end of life, we will all go home, and it won’t be to a tiny house or a spacious mansion. Instead, it will be to a house that is eternal in heaven.

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Awestruck

Awestruck

Psalm 29

When we are awestruck, we should consider what God may be saying to us through that emotion … and be aware that a paradigm shift may be coming in our life.

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Universal Charger

Universal Charger

Acts 2:1-21

The Holy Spirit fills us with the power of God and challenges us to share that divine energy with others.

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