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a little quiet treat for you

I came upon this little, powerful poem.  I share it with you who come today to the Church after a busy Ash Wednesday and the kick off of the Lent Season.  Peace of Christ to you.  I hope it energizes you and take your breath away if but for a moment.  Scott Knoxville:  1915 by [...]

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Lord, I will follow thee

Luke 9:61, “Lord, I will follow thee, but first let me go…bid them farewell, which are at my house.” I feel both the emotion and the logic in this sentence, don’t you? Most of us aim to be logical, common sensical and emotionally intelligent. We have the goal in sight before we plan and work [...]

It’s time for Youth Triennium

Please see the attached link to website for registration information. PresbyterianYouthTriennium.org

Highlights from the 142nd Stated Meeting of Palo Duro Presbytery

God above was worshiped in community in the beautifully renovated sanctuary of First Central Presbytery in Abilene, Texas. The collection plate from the worship service was donated to the Kenya Water Well (also known lovingly as the Bore Hole Water Project) and Mother Esther's Schools and Rescue Centers in the amount of a cool $1,000.00. [...]

“All My Springs of Joy are in You”

"All My Springs of Joy are in You" Psalms 87:7 On the coldest week of the year, I send you a vase of Forget Me Nots beautifully painted to encourage you and bring a smile to your face.  Are you a little tired?  I am.  But I’m also energized.  You can be both, right?  It [...]

“Sticking My Neck Out”

“I have appeared to you for this purpose.”  Acts 26:16  These are words about Paul’s encounter with the risen Lord.  Jesus says in a very deliberate, non-coincidental way to Paul and each of us -  Your whole life is to be led by Me; you are to have no aim but mine.  Mine.  When we [...]

Better than Butter

I sat with a friend in a hospital waiting room yesterday, and we talked about our favorite Christmas memory. It’s a parlor game this time of year all over the world. I’m a bit surprised that most favorite Christmas’ have heart break or pain associated with them. As I look back, I think about those [...]

Crescent Moon

May I share an excerpt from "A Prayer Journal" by Flannery O'Connor.  I got caught in an airport this last weekend, and thank God I found this book.  In the middle of DFW, all around me people praying.  Snow storm.  Broken planes.  Delayed and canceled flights.  The tiniest airport chapel was crowded.  Prayer in this [...]

Mother and Child

Deuteronomy 10:20 "You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. He is your praise." Walking about Highland Mall in busy Christmas foot traffic I saw a scene like this, a tired child clinging to his mother. It was repeated every few [...]

NOROC Christmas Wish List

Greetings from Tulcea, Romania!  Are you looking for a special giving opportunity this Christmas season? Would you like to see your Christmas gift put to really good use? Here is a way to make that happen!  We are having an incredible experience here and look forward to sharing it with you over the next couple [...]

Fresh Mown Field

Advent Joy begins this week. May I share an Advent verse: "He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. He will be like rain falling on a fresh mown field, like fresh showers water the earth." Psalm 72:6 I see the Messiah Jesus in Psalms, and I [...]

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