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40 Days Prayer Walk in Sanford

40 Days Prayer Walk in Sanford The purpose of the 40 days Prayer Walk is to cover Sanford in Prayer for racial peace and unity. Sanford is still dealing from the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting and the verdict of the Zimmerman trial. Meanwhile, another teen is shot in Furguson, Missouri, which has inflamed […]

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Prayer for a Happy Marriage

St. Peter’s members Ken and Lynne Smith just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. One of the secrets of their success is this prayer, which they pray for each other on a daily basis. Lord Jesus, Grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with […]

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St. Leo Abbey Retreat

Retreat at St. Leo’s Benedictine Abbey The accommodations at the Abbey are simple and comfortable. While sparse with a single bed, small desk, chair and lamp with a place to hang clothes it was more than adequate. Of major importance to me, the room was not musty. The room was spotless, dust free and without […]

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  • Futility of Selfish Ambition September 3, 2014
    The Futility of Selfish Ambition A Reflection on Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12 The Preacher of Ecclesiastes turns to a reflection on the futility of human beings pursuit of selfish ambition. This pursuit has led to bitter tyranny and oppression. (4:1-6) Man’s envy is self consuming: “The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh” (4:5) Selfish […] The post Futilit
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  • Stapled Fruit August 16, 2014
    A man and his wife had an apple tree in their front yard that always produced rotten apples. Every year the apples would develop, every year the fruit would be inedible to its core. One year, he came up with a brilliant idea. He went to the grocery and bought a crate of beautiful good apples. While his wife was not looking, he removed all of the rotten apple
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  • Rebuild the Walls, Restore the Soul August 15, 2014
    Rebuild the walls and you provide space to restore the soul. Healthy boundaries protect sacred spaces and times so your relationship with God can flourish. The post Rebuild the Walls, Restore the Soul appeared first on The Rev. Charlie Holt.
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  • The Heart of a Reformer July 31, 2014
    King Ahaz was a corrupt and faithless king. He set up altars to false gods in every corner of Jerusalem, and he made unholy alliances with foreign kings. The most dramatic act of his rebellion against the Lord was when he “shut up the doors of the house of the Lord” (2 Chr. 28:24). His […] The post The Heart of a Reformer appeared first on The Rev. Charlie H
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  • I Have Overcome the World July 25, 2014
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 This morning I was talking to a favorite friend of mine. We enjoyed light talk then moved into the realities of a chaotic and […] The post I Have Overcome the World appeared first on The Rev. Charlie Hol
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