Faith Message

A weekly inspirational message

The more you give away, the more you have

February 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, Rockford On any given weekend, we could expect to see the same scene when we looked out our window across the parking lot: a middle-aged man buffing his vintage car to shimmery perfection. We lived in a condo complex when first married, and you get a peek into other people’s priorities because you live in close [...]

A Message for You — February 11, 2010

February 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

God meets you at the bottom by JON HUIZENGA River Rock Church Jesus begins his famous “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7) with the words, “blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Next comes “Blessed are those who mourn”, then “blessed are the meek”, and then “blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness”. All [...]

A Message for You — February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

He knows what it’s like by REV. HELEN H. COLLINS North Kent Presbyterian Church   I had lunch with a friend today, whom I haven’t seen for almost a year. But this is the kind of friendship in which you just sort of pick up where you left off. We caught up on the important news and before we knew it, we’d been sitting there talking for four hours. (I figure I [...]

A Message for You — January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

It is enough by PASTOR MARK LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words,” Romans 8:26. In the prayers we pray, we ask for many things. We pray for a sick brother, for a dying mother, for a struggling newborn, [...]

A Message for You — January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Take an interest in one another by PASTOR JEFF WILLIAMS Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer,” includes this reflection in his author’s notes: During my first year on the Stanford faculty in 1988, I sought out professor John Gardner for guidance on how I might [...]
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