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Just Us, Justice

A Prayer Reflection: Contemporary Anne Lamott, suggests the only three prayers that you really need are ”Help”, “Wow” and “Thank you”. These 3 words are about all I can muster these days. Our Biblical stories tell us time and again our heritage as the people of God. From our holy scriptures we have stories, and [...]

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A Little Breakfast Gem

Last night over dinner my seventeen year old daughter told me she was having a ‘great pandemic’. It is the second day of her senior year. I didn’t know how to take that. She didn’t quite like the quarantine with her parents for the past five months, but she felt closer to her friends. She [...]

Anti-Racism Capacity Building Series

Register please if you have not. It begins tomorrow. It is a free webinar. However If you would like to contribute toward the cost, please send $5 per person to Palo Duro Presbytery. Do register by sending an email to the pdpcyndi@gmail.com with “I’m in”. Everyone will get the curriculum for each one the day [...]

Lamentations Hope

Can you see this agapanthus popping up just like a disciple looking above and longing to know Christ?  Lamentations 3: 25  “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”  Wednesday I co-led a Bible [...]

A Lament Collection

Church is a collection of people looking above to worship God in Jesus Christ. Thinking as I stared at a collection of different succulents, lament and sadness overwhelm. Dee Lowe; pandemic; masks; empty churches; marching; riots; unemployment; division. And then it hit me that a good thing to do would be to ask one of [...]

Book of Order

The 2020-21 Book of Order #fancy-title-90 {font-family: "Open Sans Condensed"} The Book of Order has four sections: The Foundations of Presbyterian Polity Form of Government Directory for Worship Rules of Discipline Download Book of Order

Written in the Palm of God’s Hand

A key Jewish identity is that God gives a name an everlasting memorial, that each Jew is written in the palm of God’s hand never to be forgotten. “Yad Vashim” Hebrew from Isaiah 56:5. This is stunning. Solely by Jesus Christ and his righteousness, we see ourselves in this verse too. Our identity is in [...]

Worship Online

Abilene, TX First Central Presbyterian, Abilene, Texas. Two ways to access: Click on the “worship on line” button at the top of www.fcpc.net - OR -  you can go through Facebook: www.facebook.com/fcpcabilene Westminster Presbyterian Church, Abilene, Texas is now using Face Book to video their services. You can go through Face Book at: https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterPresbyterianChurchAbileneTx/ Amarillo, TX [...]

The Engine Is Running Hot

I spent too long looking for one of my favorite poems that I collected and put away a few years ago.  It’s written by an unknown author from Ghana, West Africa from the point of view of an anxious bus driver; the bus is full and the engine is fragile.  It just felt right for [...]

PRESBYTERY CHANGE Sept. 25: JUST US

PRESBYTERY CHANGE Sept. 25:  JUST US With the Pandemic, we’re planning an amended and shortened Zoom Presbytery Meeting Friday September 25, 5-7:00 PM, Worship, consent agenda, critical business Zoom – details to follow

“Lord, I will follow you, but….”

PDP Newsletter:   "Lord, I will follow you, but..." We have Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent on our minds.  It’s here already, and I have this phrase on my mind from Luke 9:61.  I was thinking about the great conjunction “but” in the Bible.  There’s the greatest example, I think, in Romans 6:23, [...]

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