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Week in Words: Faith needs both oars
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds and I will show you my faith by what I do. James 2:18 I had the privilege this week to participate with friends in some community ministry and I found a slip of paper with a little slogan or saying on it, a saying I consider simple and true, while at the same time layered with depth of thought. Ready? “Prayer without faith is li...
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Word and Deed: Faith differs from optimism
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19a A guy asked his neighbor how the fishing was going. “Better,” he said. “Just last week I went out for four hours and didn’t catch a thing. Yesterday, I got the same results in only three hours.” Reader’s Digest, August 1987 Fishermen tend to be optimists. From time to time I hear others refer to faith as some sort of optimistic roll of t...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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WORD & DEED: Gifts of treasure, kindness come in many different forms
A generous man will prosper; He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 This single, short verse speaks volumes to me. Not because I have a great depth of wisdom, but because I have lived long enough to see this verse as a truth played out before me again and again, both in my life and the lives of others. I have given and I have received and it seems I always receive more than I give. I am ...
Sep 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Word & Deed: Captains and generals all
No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful later on, however it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 When I was a youngster two, of my favorite American heroes were Captain American and Gen. George Washington. In recent years I’ve gained a new quote from the captain in the movie “Winter Soldier.” “The price of freedom is high, it always has be...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Word and Deed: Captains and generals all
No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful later on, however it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 When I was a youngster two, of my favorite American heroes were Captain American and Gen. George Washington. In recent years I’ve gained a new quote from the captain in the movie “Winter Soldier.” “The price of freedom is high, it always has be...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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WORD AND DEED: Everyone takes in scenery, faith at their own pace
“How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news.” Isaiah 52:7a Have you known the excitement of sharing the Emerald Island with a first-time visitor? For me the excitement is almost overwhelming. I get excited for them. It comes from the knowledge and experience of what the island holds, the beauty and natural treats throughout our island. It’s only natural to want your visitor to see and ...
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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WORD AND DEED: Prayer as daily practice
Romans 12:12: “Rejoice in hope, Be Patient in tribulation. Be constant in Prayer. These simple words really anchor a person in the midst of the storms. Have you heard the saying “Practice what you preach”? I find myself practicing these very things daily. Now be mindful, some days are trickier than others and “the only easy day was yesterday”. I say practice because each day, in each situation, each set of conditi...
Aug 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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WORD AND DEED: Path made smooth with help from above
Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 In my walk of faith, this verse of Scripture shines as a light of hope on my path. Every day we are presented with challenges. Throughout the day we react to those challenges sometimes well, sometimes not so well. How we respond or deal with people and circumstances reflects the fruits of the Spirit in us. There is...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHICK PRIEST: No easy answers for homeless, impaired
Sitting in the Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. this time, reflectinga on my last couple of weeks at St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks. I am temporarily occupying the footsteps of the former rector here, the Rev. Scott Fisher, known as “Father Scott” by many of the community. He is held in high esteem by church people and non-church people alike. All are parishioners, in his (correct) way of thinking, and his theology. Because...
Jun 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chick Priest: Safe after rough slide into new home base
It is 10:28 a.m. as I write this, and I have been up since 5:10 a.m., having slept in the Anchorage airport on my way back to Fairbanks from Harrisburg since yesterday. I am ready to be settled, but that won’t happen for a long time. I discover when I go to baggage claim that I forgot to tell the people in Harrisburg that I was going all the way through to Fairbanks, even though my Delta ticket was only to Anchora...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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