• Sep
    29
    12:00:AM by Reverend Dr. Stephen Melton
    Community and Solitude
     
    Parker Palmer talks about the importance of solitude and community to grow in faith
     
    A Hidden Wholeness
    When we split solitude and community into an either-or and act as if we can get along with only one or the together, we put ourselves in spiritual peril. The theological Detriech Bonhoeffer warned us about this risk in his classic Life Together: “Let [the person] who cannot be alone beware of community. Let [the person] who is not in community beware ...
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  • Sep
    21
    12:00:AM by Reverend Dr. Stephen Melton
    “What Joy Is”

    You shall have My Joy. But Life just now for you...is a march - a toilsome march....The Joy will come, but for the moment do not think of that, think simply of the march. Joy is the reward....
    Between My Promise of the Gift of Joy to My disciples and their realization of that Joy came sense of failure, disappointment, denial, desertion, hopelessness, then hope, waiting, and courage in the face of danger.
    Joy is the reward of patiently seeing Me in the dull dark days, ...
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  • Sep
    17
    12:00:AM by Reverend Dr. Stephen Melton

    “Serve All”

    Yes! Remember to serve all. Be ready to prove your Sonship by service. Look on all you meet as guests in your Father’s House, to be treated with Love, with all consideration, with gentleness.

    As a servant of all think no work beneath you. Be ever ready to do all you can for others. Serve. Serve. Serve.

    There is gladness in service, a Joy in doing My Will for others, in being My expression of all good for them.

    Remember that, when you serve others, you are acting

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