Wednesdays at the Well

Thanksgiving Prayer

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God, we give you thanks for birth and death and everything precious in between: time to be, time to become, time that’s wasted, time that’s won, bodies and souls, spirit and breath, life and love, work and rest, harvest and home, family and friends, grace through it all...

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Three Simple Rules, Part III

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Three Simple Rules, Part III   John Wesley saved the best rule for last. After "do no harm" and "do good," we are commanded to "stay in love with God."   The third rule is really the first rule, for we can't avoid doing harm nor can we consistently choose to do good unless we are...

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Three Simple Rules Part II

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Three Simple Rules, Part II   Last week I introduced Bishop Rueben Job's update of Wesley's rules for the Methodist Societies in England in the 18th century: 1. Do no harm; 2. Do good; 3. Stay in love with God.   When I think about applying Rule #2 to our celebration of Advent and...

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Advent: Three Simple Rules

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Advent: Three Simple Rules          It's no good to start off Advent by preaching against the commercialism of the season, when the "season" started off before Halloween! Like getting a flu shot long before winter sets in, we need to inoculate ourselves...

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