Tag Archives: Blessings

The Holy Innocents

Today is a “Feast Day” – It is the Feast of the Holy Innocents The Holy Innocents are the first Christian Martyrs – the young male children of Bethlehem killed by order of Herod in his fear of losing his … Continue reading

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Get Straight

I have trouble with my back – it frequently hurts a lot.  People often ask if it is from all the jumping I did as a paratrooper.  I assure them that no, it is not the jumping.  Jumping is almost … Continue reading

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Can I Get By On Two Pence?

I keep a two pence (or tuppence if you prefer to run it together like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins) coin in my pocket.  I actually carry a few of them as I give them to little kids who … Continue reading

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What Kind of Samaritan are You?

“What shall I do to inherit eternal life?”, the lawyer asked Jesus.  The answer is a lot more demanding than he surely wanted.  The answer helps us understand why the First Century Church grew and what it will take to … Continue reading

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On a Mission from God

What does it take to motivate you to do something hard, unpleasant or dangerous?  What if it is God asking? Today’s sermon looks at the disciples who were sent out into danger without money, supplies or even shoes.  Would you  … Continue reading

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Why Do We Settle for What We Want?

It is the 20th of January and (for those who acknowledge the Church Calendar) the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.  Today the Gospel reading was the telling of the story of the wedding in Cana of Galilee.  A young couple gets … Continue reading

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