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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Open the doors to peace & mercy…

Jubilee Year of Mercy       What is a jubilee year? The practice of a jubilee year has ancient roots in the Jewish tradition and evidence for it can be found in the Old Testament (for example, see Leviticus … Continue reading

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First week of Advent…

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Advent – preparing & sharing…

Happy & Blessed Advent Season! Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come! The word Advent is from the Latin adventus for “coming” and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Advent always … Continue reading

Thanksgiving as a way of life…Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good…

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our … Continue reading

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How God handles our problems…

  What do we do with our problems?   Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, “There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God … Continue reading

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Do you believe that Christ is King?

Feast of Christ the King Sunday, November 22nd Grace and peace to you from him who is, who was, and who is to come, from the seven spirits in his presence before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful … Continue reading

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What does it mean to do the will of the Father?

By faith she believed; by faith, conceived A Sermon by St. Augustine:   Stretching out his hand over his disciples, the Lord Christ declared: Here are my mother and my brothers; anyone who does the will of my Father who sent … Continue reading

How to grow closer to Christ? How to “walk the walk”…

Remember, as a christian… You are God’s chosen race, his saints; he loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one another; forgive each other as soon as a … Continue reading

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Don’t forget, your family needs you…

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Do we contribute to the chaos?

      Be careful, my child, in all you do, well-disciplined in all your behavior. Do to no one what you would not want done to you. Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018