PRIDE-FULL MONDAY

What can we bring to the Lord?  Should we bring him burnt offerings?  Should we bow before God Most High with offerings of yearling calves?  Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil?  Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay...

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Pride Friday

I have called you by name, you are mine.  — Isaiah 43:1When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.  — Barack Obama  “Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Are Stinging Mad.” On July 6, 1969, the New York tabloid The...

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Pride Thursday

For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. — Psalm 139:13-14It's perfectly okay to make a decision and then change your mind. Being able to change your mind is the best...

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Pride Tuesday

(Jesus) “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  —John 13:34-35 The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.  -- Rita Mae...

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Pride Wednesday

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  — Isaiah 43:1You don't have to be gay to be a supporter. You just have to be human.  -- Daniel Radcliffe    A Poem As We Celebrate Pride MonthBy Maren Tirabassi Blessed are the queer in...

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Pride Monday

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.  -- Romans 12:9-10 We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the...

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Pentecost Friday

(Jesus)  “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  — Acts 1:8 Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the...

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Pentecost Wednesday

Everyone was expecting the Messiah to come soon, and they were eager to know whether John might be the Messiah. John answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am — so much greater that I’m not even...

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7 Easter Friday

It will come about after this that I will pour out my Spirit on all and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will display...

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7 Easter Wednesday

Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.  -- Isaiah 40:31 This is the most precious answer God can give us: wait. It makes us cling to him...

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