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Barbershop Duet

Barbershop Duet

Barbershop DuetJune 20241 Peter 3:15 Squinting against the rain, his thoughts anywhere but where he was going, Roger Berlingson caught the red and white candycane out of the corner of his eye just in time to avoid whacking it with his head. Good thing it was there. If...

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T. Tom

T. Tom

Matthew 5.38-39  Romans 1:17-19 Six o’clock Saturday morning, T. Tom awoke just as he did every Saturday morning. He was ten years of age and everyone called him T. Tom, his dad, his grandparents, aunts and uncles, even his friends. Everyone except mother, Maggie...

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Mary’s Boy

Mary’s Boy

Luke 2 The house was spare, but clean and warm, and as I entered, she welcomed me with grace. Her loving smile spoke the words of her heart. Mary beckoned me to a table, one of rough-hewn edge and finely finished top. Strong and sturdy, it was a table of substance and...

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White Hat

White Hat

White Hat Matthew 28:19-20   As if the whap-whap of the windshield wipers wasn’t enough to drive him nuts, the squint-eyed headlights that made short, wrinkled stabs into the night just made it worse. “Lord,” he said, “gimme a break. Been driving for six hours....

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In Arabah

In Arabah

Luke 4:1-13 . Philippians 2:6-8 . Hebrews 2:17 Walking south toward Jericho from the Jordan, Jesus left the road well before reaching the city. Turning northwest, he followed the broad rift into the barren wadis and hills of Arabah. As he turned, he smiled slightly at...

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