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Grace is a Kingdom with Doors Open Wide

Broken Things is a wonderful song by Matthew West.  The concluding last line, “Grace is a kingdom; With gates open wide; There’s a seat at the table just waiting for you; So, come on inside.” is a great statement on the grace of God, His Kingdom, and the welcome He provides. Lyrics: If grace …

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8 Spokes of the Individual Helm & 8 Factors of Engagement

  from: https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2021/02/how-can-you-discover-your-purpose?utm_source=brief See also: https://twitter.com/robtsicora/status/1267788406333071360?s=20 The individual helm There are eight spokes of the individual helm, each contributing to your individual path through life and aligning with the organizational helm to produce synergy within the groups you are a part of. Grab the Helm takes you through each spoke in its own chapter, with …

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Mob attacks the US Capitol

Reading the newspaper this morning (Fri., Jan. 8, 2021) is amazing. An angry mob of Trump supporters attacked and entered the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Jan. 6. A woman was shot and killed inside the US Capitol. It is amazing, and very sad, that this happened.  A need to make a few …

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Howard Thurman influential American visionary, educator, and leader

Howard Thurman Howard Thurman (Nov. 18, 1899, Daytona Beach, FL – Apr. 10, 1981, San Francisco, CA) was an American author, philosopher, theologian, mystic, educator, preacher, and civil rights leader. As a prominent and inspirational religious figure, he played a leading role in many social justice movements and organizations of the 20th century. Dr. Thurman …

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Macomb/McDonough County Community Gathering

I’m looking forward to the Community Gathering tomorrow (11/7) at 10-11 am at Veteran’s Park, in Macomb. In these crazy times, this is a time for us to gather together as a community and pray for our elected leaders and pastors. Here is the map (google doc) of how we will set up the chairs. …

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Somehow we need to learn respect and honor

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.“ ~Mahatma Gandhi said, “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” Then something happened on the way to diversity. Division is ruining us. Somehow we need to learn …

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Cross reference tool

https://www.openbible.info/labs/cross-references/search?q=Micah+6%3A8 Cross reference tool. Bible

Means of Grace – Jerusalem Cross

https://um-insight.net/in-the-church/practicing-faith/how-to-nurture-a-disciple-of-jesus/

A couple notes on the pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

Chapter 3 is a barnburner. Chapter 4 discusses that faith is a reckoning not just a spiritual feeling. There’s a prayer at the end of each chapter. It is somewhat of a summary of the chapter but also a progression upward toward the pursuit of GodIt is somewhat of a summary of the chapter but …

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Be present at our table, Lord

table grace https://hymnary.org/text/be_present_at_our_table_lord sung to the Old 100 UMC Hymnal # 621 Be present at our table, Lord; Be here and everywhere adored; Thy creatures bless and grant that we May feast in paradise with thee.