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Posts from September 2020

Devotional for September 27, 2020

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:1-3 Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr. They still tell the story at the College of William & Mary of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William & Mary went bankrupt. Soon it had a deserted campus, decaying buildings, and no students.…
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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Congratulations Lakeview United Methodist Church on your Golden Anniversary What started as a small group meeting in the bowling alley down the street in 1970 has emerged into a beautiful campus on the corner of Thunderbird and 103rd here in Sun City, Arizona.  Under the beginning leadership of Dr. Smoot and his wife, who walked the streets of Sun City, knocked on doors and invited people to this new church, we are now enjoying the successful work of many pastors…

Devotional for September 20, 2020

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:21-30 We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill In his book, Thirst, Scott Harrison tells the story of his dream to bring clean water to the world. He describes the book in the subtitle: “A story of redemption, compassion, and a mission to bring clean water to the world.” Though a work of nonfiction, the book is full of action and reads like an exciting…

Devotional for September 13, 2020

Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:21-35 God’s forgiveness and grace is bigger than anything wrong you’ve ever done or will do. Rick Warren Car accidents happen. Most of them are fender benders. Perhaps you can remember when you were involved in an accident. Although you were not injured, you probably worried about how this little dust-up would affect your insurance rates. These days, however, the outcome might surprise you. Instead of a hefty insurance raise, you might get a note from your…

Devotional for September 6, 2020

Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:1-14 If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy. Corrie Ten Boom We have a Tesla dealership less than two blocks from where we live. I enjoy looking at these electric vehicles because I like their design and how quietly they run. And we’re seeing more of them than ever. In fact, the police in Fremont, California, have at least one Tesla, and it was the subject of a recent news report. A…