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“The Tie That Binds: WOVEN”

Posted By on Sep 19, 2021

September 19, 2021 ~ Rev. Beckie Sweet One of my favorite authors, Brene Brown, told a story about a village where all the women washed clothes together down by the river.  When they all got washing machines, there was a sudden outbreak of depression and no one could figure out why.  It wasn’t the washing machines in and of themselves.  It was the absence of time spent doing things together.  It was the absence of...

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The Tie That Binds: FORMED

Posted By on Sep 12, 2021

September 12, 2021 ~ Rev. Beckie Sweet Rev. Dr. Tom Bolsinger wrote: “A few years ago, I was invited by one of the contractors in my town to go to a job site. This contractor had recently lost his young daughter in a freakish and sudden passing, and the company that he worked for wanted to dedicate the building to her memory. They asked me if I would lead a brief service at the site. So, I drove to the place on a dreary day and parked...

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Creation at It’s Best

Posted By on Sep 5, 2021

September 5, 2021 Rev. Beckie Sweet In her book, Leaving Church, Barbara Brown Taylor reflects on her decision to leave the life of a parish priest in the Episcopal church for a new life of teaching and writing. The move involved finding a new place to live. For the first time in their lives, she and her husband were looking for property to buy—in the Georgia countryside. His requirement was running water. Hers was being not more...

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Provision Beyond Expectation

Posted By on Sep 1, 2021

August 29, 2021 Rev. Beckie Sweet The Psalmist sings:       “When Yahweh brought back those who returned to Zion,we were like those who dream.Then our mouth was filled with laughter,and our tongue with singing and joy!” (Psalm 126:1-2) The background of this Psalm relates to the Babylonian Captivity. Long story, short, under the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem and took the...

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