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Taking Up the Mantle

Times like these call for someone who can speak God’s truth into the world, even if that truth may seem to be the last thing the world wants to hear.

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Speaking to the Soul: Changes

by Linda McMillan

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” 
― Robert Frost


When I was a little girl I would get together with the other little girls in my neighborhood and we would plan our weddings. Sometimes we would even get towels from the bathroom and pretend to have a veil. I suspect that some of those little girls eventually had the weddings they planned. It’s important to plan, even if the plan is more of a dream than a real […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Now I know only in part

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Luke 4:21-30



Our Epistle today–the love chapter of 1 Corinthians–is one of those bits of Bible, where, if we are not careful, we consign it to the realm of schmaltz.  Most of us have heard it at more weddings than we care to admit, and in my own case, when hearing it at a wedding, I am often thinking, “You know, I really just want to get out of these clothes and put my t-shirt and blue jeans on.”


One […]

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Speaking to the Soul: … you’re destined

Sirach 48:1-11


We don’t hear a lot from the book of Sirach, also called Ecclesiasticus, during the church year. It is considered a wisdom book, but is not canonical which means it is not approved for doctrinal teachings. As a wisdom book, however, we gain insight which is never a bad thing.


Sirach is discussing the prophet Elijah. Elijah was one of the most prominent and revered prophets in all of the Hebrew Bible. Elijah was a miracle man as well as […]

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