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Category Archive for 'Mercy'

Wound with Mercy

My first year out of college I taught in an elementary school, where I found that one of the common childhood complaints was,“That’s not fair!” (It was a complaint often directed toward the teacher.) I’ve heard it said, though, that the older we get, the less we desire fairness and the more we desire mercy.  […]

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It was almost a week after Hurricane Frances in 2004, and Sister Elizabeth and I were coming out of the grocery store, where some of the shelves were still bare.  A woman entering just as we walked out greeted us with a broad smile. “Jesus coming soon!” she said.  “Have a blessed day!” With two […]

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You’re All Right

Since the bag of groceries I was carrying to the car was heavy, I was in a hurry to put it down. Walking at a brisk clip, I suddenly realized there was a large white car right behind me. Actually I had walked in front of the car, and the driver had managed to avoid […]

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Again I Say, Rejoice

The following is by Sister Elizabeth Hillmann. Click for more about or by Sister Elizabeth. – – – – – Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4) – – – – – It was an all day affair. I knew God was looking deeply into the depths of me and […]

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Prayer for the New Year

O God, as you once gazed on all you had made and found it good, look now on us, your weak and cherished people, created in the beauty of your own image. Have mercy on us as we begin a new year. We have fouled your creation through heedlessness and greed. We have defaced your […]

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