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Posts from July 2016

Good Day?

Sat down in a restaurant and the bartender asked, “Did you have a good day?” I said yes, but then wondered about what makes a day good? I know bad days are often made of “too much to do and no time to do it…” I know rough days are made of mistakes, mostly mine,…

Tired and Weary

July 17th Sermon: Nicole PartinAbdnour Amos 8:1-12/Luke 10:38-42 Is anyone weary this morning? I confess that I arrive tired and weary. Some of the tiredness and weariness comes from having driven in yesterday from Montreat, North Carolina after spending a week tending to the pastoral care needs of the 1500 conferees and adult leaders there…

July Prayer

Almighty God, ruler of the peoples of the earth, forgive, we pray, our shortcomings as a nation; purify our hearts to see and love truth; give wisdom to our counselors and steadfast love to our people; and bring us at last to the fair city of peace, whose builder and maker you are; through your…

Independence Day Prayer

Lord God, thou who art the author of liberty. With this nation, like the people of Israel you heard the cry of the oppressed and set us free that we might be a blessing to the world. You have called us to be a beacon of light to the enslaved in oppression. We praise you…