John D. Bown (Minnesota, USA)
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The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7 (NRSV)
Our congregation was shocked when our pastor’s wife, Susan, died unexpectedly at age 55. She had been taking care of her mother out of town, so our pastor immediately left to handle matters. I was asked on a Friday to lead the service on Sunday. I readily accepted, but I...
How will I be open to God’s message for me today?
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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