WILD AND PRECIOUS

WILD AND PRECIOUS

God looked over everything he had made;  it was so good, so very good! — Genesis 1:31 (MSG)   If Cape Cod had a poet laureate, surely it would be Mary Oliver.  A long-time resident of Provincetown, Mary Oliver’s poetry has been described by the New Yorker magazine as...

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SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND

SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND

Ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened.  — Matthew 7:7-8 (NCV)   Nursery school was just...

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NEVER DO THAT AGAIN

NEVER DO THAT AGAIN

(Jesus) “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” — Matthew 28-20 (NLT)   Sometimes it’s not our journey.  Sometimes, as Easter People, we are called to accompany another on the journey.  That doesn’t make the journey easier and, in...

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DARK TIME

DARK TIME

My days have passed, my plans are shattered.  Yet the desires of my heart turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near. — Job 17:11-12 (NIV)   It is with great joy that I will see my grandchildren again soon. It has been over a year, but now...

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A NEW LIFE

A NEW LIFE

(Jesus)  “In the same way, I tell you, the angels of God rejoice over one sinner who repents.”  — Luke 15:10 (GN)   When I was 25, I became a Christian. I was into psychic phenomena, and I picked up a book about what I thought was psychic phenomena, but it was...

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PHOTINA

PHOTINA

Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became...

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“REEL” TO “REAL”

“REEL” TO “REAL”

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the Lord is God! It is He that made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and...

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LIGHT

LIGHT

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.   — Genesis 1:1-3...

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Trees

Trees

On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.   — Revelations 22:2  (GN) Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.   — Katrina...

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ETERNAL LIFE

ETERNAL LIFE

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. — John 3:16 (GN)   One of the greatest gifts God can give us is to be present when a loved one departs from a human body and transitions...

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To nurture the spiritual growth of each person at First Lutheran Church; empowering our faith community to know Christ more fully and to take bold steps to make Christ known.

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