When Daughters Cry

When Our Daughters Cry Rev. Kris Light University Place Christian Church, Champaign, IL September 22, 2019 My little brother called. It was one of those calls which begins with an enthusiastic greeting because, as much as you love each other, you don’t call as often as you ought to. So, when I saw it was […]

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In the Potter’s Hands

Do you have any hand-thrown pottery at home? I do. I keep it on display, even though only a few of my treasures regularly make it to the table. Whether they are useful to me or not, I treat them all carefully, gingerly washing them after use and returning them to the shelf like pieces […]

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Back to the Future

Jeremiah 1:4-10 4Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” 7But the Lordsaid to […]

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City of God

The California Coast was shrouded in fog on the morning of July 4th, 1952.  Twenty-one miles to the west on Catalina Island, a 34-year-old woman waded into the water and began swimming toward California, determined to be the first woman to do so.  Her name was Florence Chadwick and she had already been the first […]

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Begin Again: Advent One

Advent is the time for beginning again. We begin a new Christian Year with the first Sunday of Advent, which this year falls on December 2. We count the days down to the arrival of Christ Jesus, the fullness of God’s peace and love. Regardless of how life has been up to now, today is […]

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