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Life After Life. God Is.

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 Ps. 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts 10:34-43; Jn. 20:1-18; Matt. 9:18-19, 23-25 It has been almost two years since my last heart surgery.  I have described my experiences to some family members and very close friends, but I want you to know that...

Cultivating Awareness of God

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Lam. 3:1-9, 19-24; Ps. 31:1-4, 15-16; Matt. 27:57-66 One spiritual exercise that has had the greatest impact on my life, and on which I have come to rely more and more, is centering prayer.  Centering prayer is a time of cultivating...

Friends Ease the Pain

Good Friday, April 14, 2017 Is. 52:13 – 53:12; Ps. 22; Jn. 18:1 – 19:42 Losing a loved one can be very difficult.  You may feel angry, lonely, bewildered or any number of other feelings.  Fifteen years ago my brother Michael was diagnosed with cancer; two years...

Experiences that Grew Spiritual Strength

Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017 Ex. 12:1-4, 11-14; Ps. 116:1, 10-17; Jn. 13:1-17, 31b-35 In 2003, I was recommended to help coordinate a prayer ministry for Bayshore.  I spent much time in conversation with God seeking His will and guidance.  I accepted the position...

THE LADIES

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Is. 50:4-9a; Ps. 70; Heb. 12:1-3; Jn.13:21-32     Here’s a good one for me to write, because I get too emotional telling it.  It is true. Some background: When I was a little boy in the 1960’s, I had a drug problem:  My mother drug me to...

Forever Changed

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Is. 49:1-7; Ps. 71:1-14; 1 Cor.:18-31; Jn. 12: 20-36   In 2011 I was fortunate to audit an Urban Ministry course at Wake Forest University which included an immersion pilgrimage to New York City.  On this pilgrimage we worshiped at several...