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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
February 3, 2013: Luke 19:1-10, Told for Younger Children

Episode date: January 27, 2013
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One day, our Lord Jesus Christ was walking through the city of Jericho. Many people were with Him. A man named Zacchaeus was there too. Zacchaeus was a tax collector. In those days, tax collectors often got rich from taking extra taxes from people and keeping the extra money for themselves. Zacchaeus was a rich man. Zacchaeus also was not very tall. When the crowd was passing by, he wanted to see who Jesus was. But because Zacchaeus was short, he could not see over the crowd.
There was a sycamore tree growing nearby. Sycamore trees can grow to be very high. Zacchaeus saw the tall tree and climbed it. Now he could see who Jesus was!

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Steve the Builder

Steve the Builder
All Dogs Go to Heaven

Episode date: July 03, 2009
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The accompanying blog post at http://pithlessthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/06/all-dogs-go-to-heaven.html
I knew it was inevitable even when we let the veterinarian talk us out of it. I lived with Duke, she didn’t. “He was fine with our male staff”, she said, “I think that is a good sign he is trainable.” Yes, he was fine with people who deal with skittish animals for a living. I see him with people who are afraid of large barking dogs. I see him lunge at people who he perceives as invading our home. I see him cower and growl…

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The Opinionated Tailor

The Opinionated Tailor
Discipline - Part 1

Episode date: July 03, 2009
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Hello and welcome to “The Opinionated Tailor Talks Shop”. Beginning with this podcast, I would like to spend the next several podcasts on a topic that is close to my heart: the topic of Discipline. I had quite a few people respond to both my “Sin No. 5” podcast on gluttony as well as my “Work as Contentment” podcast and I was struck by their interest in this topic, since in our modern society, discipline seems to be a somewhat taboo subject.  So, I’ve been thinking a lot about this concept of discipline when I recently had a conversation at coffee hour with a parishioner who is a branch manager…

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Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds
Descending In Humility

Episode date: July 07, 2009
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Question: Is it ever ok to agree with the devil? Let’s talk about that. A recent survey of Amazon.com revealed the top 20 best selling books in the Self-Help section to include such titles as these: Ten Days To Self-Esteem, The Self-Esteem Workbook, Self-Esteem: A Proven Program Of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem. The word “esteem” is a good and useful term. It means “to have a high opinion of” or “to value greatly.” But doesn’t value of the word depend entirely on the object that it modifies?

For example, is it…

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