Tag Archives: Hope

Matthew 24: 32-52 Three Parables on Living in Readiness

Matthew 24: 32-52 Parallel: Mark 13: 28-32; Luke 21: 29-33, 17:26-36, 12:39-40 32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So … Continue reading

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Matthew 24: 1-28 Hope in the Midst of Suffering

Matthew 24: 1-28 Parallel Mark 13:1-28; Luke 17:5-24,37b As Jesus came out of the temple and was going away, his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 Then he asked them, “You see all … Continue reading

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Lost Dreams

Sometimes I imagine you running through some unending shopping mall Realizing that somewhere along the trip you lost hold of me in the crowd Perhaps you stopped to gaze at some curiosity in a shop window for a moment And … Continue reading

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Barren Seeds

The soil was turned, the weeds and rocks removed Seeds placed at the proper depth and thoroughly watered So many have cast their seeds into the waiting earth Seeing the germination, the growth and the eventual fruition The earth giving … Continue reading

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A Conversation Between Pastor Neil White and Pastor Chris King on Racism, Faith and Hope

This is a conversation that I made available for both my congregation and the Frisco Interfaith Alliance between myself and Pastor Chris King. As a white pastor and leader of a primarily white congregation I felt it was important to … Continue reading

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Matthew 16: 21-28 The Way of the Cross Part 1

Matthew 16: 21-28 21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on … Continue reading

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The Air is Heavy

  The air is heavy as it fills my lungs with its leaden weight For in this springtime of the year in addition to the pollen, The heavy perfume of the earth reawakening from its slumber The emergence of wildflowers … Continue reading

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Bleeding Words

Forgive the words that bleed out from this pen For the ink that forms them is a torturous mixture Of a wounded heart’s flow mixed with the saline Of the river of tears which flow to the sea of grief … Continue reading

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New Growth

  Water washes away the sins of the night, pushing them downward to the gutters Running back through the storm sewers and into the rivers and eventually into the sea Where they sink down, deeper and deeper, into the abyss … Continue reading

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Psalm 40 Experienced Faithfulness and the Hope of Deliverance

Psalm 40 <To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.> 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set … Continue reading

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