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Do Expect Hope

In the middle of December when I was a child, boxes would begin appearing on the kitchen table to decorate our home.  It was not until later, I learned that they were tucked in the attic throughout the year and taken down only for Christmas.  The children just expected Christmas tins, mistletoe, stuffed bears, and other decorations would show up. This Advent…

DO study

Good morning to everyone. I am grateful to have the opportunity to get to speak to you all this morning and share with you some thoughts and insights on the topic of “do study”. This Sunday is the last Sunday in the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This time next week we will be celebrating the first Sunday of Advent and starting…

“Do Share Tithes”

A Little Bit of Time…A Little Bit of Opportunity Luke 16:1-15 Pastor Tom Davis-Shappell INTRO… Even among the most devoted of Christ followers there appears to be differences of opinions about how much we should give (tithe)…Today through the parable of the shrewd manager we will discover how God sees money and possessions. ILLUSTRATION…The Bible says the Kingdom of God is like…

DO Share You

The Gospel of Mark is part of the synoptic Gospels. The early church attributes authorship to John Mark, a student of Peter in Rome. Written by Mark witnessed earlier by Peter. It is though to have been written around 64 AD under Emperor Nero. Nero launched Persecution of believer’s of the way. The original audience is believers in Rome. It is probable…

DO Share Gifts

Earlier this month, I got a flat tire from a tear in the sidewall.  Without a spare tire in my car (hybrids use that space for a battery), I relied on the next best option.  As I was waiting for Triple A to come and tow my car, there was a parade of generous people who came by happy to share their…

DO Share Time

525, 600 minutes in one year. Is there a way to get more?  Regularly do emails, podcasts, and morning shows suggest ways to maximize your time.  Streamline a process.  Eliminate redundancies and smooth out unnecessary roles and tasks.  Maybe more moments will show up in your day. A time to be born and a time to die.  A time to plant and…

DO John

Last weekend, Steve and I took some time away in New York City for our anniversary.  We walked through Times Square, around Broadway specifically, and the rest of the Theater district.  We heard lots of voices calling to get our attention.  Large television screens advertising everything from news stations to clothing.  There were broadcasts of games and talk shows.  There were pop-up…

Do Luke

Do Luke:   Authenticator of the Miracles and Message of Jesus “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John”, when Christians hear these four names, most automatically think of the Gospel writers.  Scholars believe the Gospels were written between 40 and 90 AD, the hastening factor being the death of eyewitnesses, the first generation of Christians who actually knew Jesus. The Disciples believed that Jesus would…