Monday, November 22, 2010

Church Bulletins

Cleaning and straightening up for Thanksgiving company I uncovered church bulletins going back to September 12. I started to throw them away when something I wrote caught my eye: "Unity in Christ does not mean we have to be uniform." What other pearls of wisdom might be recorded on other church bulletins? I record them here now before they become part of the land fill.

31 years of patience training. (The Sunday of my 31st wedding anniversary)

Sometimes I don't want to think because I don't want to think the wrong thing/think things that are unpleasing to God. Like the comparative religions CD course I listened to. How inclusive is God's forgiveness? Muslims? Buddhists? Sincere people with good hearts who haven't made the Jesus choice? I FEEL like if I am looking for God's leading, God's answers and keeping an open mind to his instruction, I'll be OK.

There seems to be a recurring theme of God's displeasure when people are mean to the poor. (Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 and Amos 8:4-7)

One of my favorite Old Testament verses: How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger bringing good news. (Isaiah 52:7) How beautiful are your feet?

Who was Abraham's mother? Do we know her name? His father was Terah.

I'd like to ride the train up the coast of California all the way to Seattle.

There are 6 stages of a project, just like there are stages of grief. Too bad I didn't write down what they are.

The past may have been good but the future can be better. The joy of aging.

Do not fear for I am with you.

In the Old Testament God appears to be angry. In the New Testament He seems more loving and forgiving. Is that because we are looking at Him through Jesus?

Jeremiah 4:11-12, Doom and Gloom again.

The children's sermon was about being angry: pray for your enemies, love your enemies, give to beggars, don't ask for stolen stuff back.

My desk is now somewhat less cluttered. On to the next project...

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