January 5, 2020, Lecctionary

Despite the overwhelmingly negative circumstances, God promised to bring them back with joy. Jeremiah 31:7-14

God said the children would be blessed and there would be peace. But children still live in fear, pain, and desperate need while killers stalk the land. O Lord have mercy! Psalm 147:12-20

Here's one of Paul's very long sentences, a can't-help-himself diversion into the matchless gift of Jesus in the midst of telling his readers Hello. Ephesians 1:3-14

So many ideas for pondering, so many huge thoughts. I don't think any sermon can do them justice. But by God's grace I will speak. John 1:1-18

Thoughts about Listening

What tricks do you use to get your mind thinking beyond and bigger than current negative circumstances? Jeremiah 31:7-14

I will hold the vision of peace and blessed children while mourning that children still live in fear, pain, and desperate need and killers stalk the land. Psalm 147:12-20

I like to speak from manuscript because I do better that way getting all my grammar right. But I like to speak merely from notes because I can listen and adapt better to my audience. Ephesians 1:3-14

Some of our boundaries we choose. Some were given to us by DNA or by circumstances. I want to examine my boundaries to see if they still fit me. John 1:1-18