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The Rev. Dr. Rosalyn R. Nichols

A Mother's Wisdom

Proverbs 31:10-31

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 20, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols (CC(DC))

I confess that the only times I have heard this passage read has been a part of the eulogy in honor of a woman who lived in ways that we wish to celebrate. Still as much as we love to hear Who can find a virtuous woman, I believe it behooves us to consider the context of this passage.

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The Rev. Dr. Tim Boggess

Skills and Gills

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

August 16, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess (PCUSA)

It was, and perhaps still is, the most perfect prayer I have ever heard. And it came out of the mouth of a six year-old boy. His mother told me about it soon after it happened. They were at a local swimming pool and her son was standing at the deep end, his toes curled over the edge. Still unsure of himself in the water, he stood there for what seemed to her like a very long time. Hesitating. Meditating. Palpitating. And just when it seemed that he was going to back away from the edge, he looked up to the sky, put his hands together, and said: "O Lord, give me skills or GIVE ME GILLS!" And he jumped.

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Words and a Wisdom

The Rev. Amy Gearhart (UMC)

In power and poverty, privilege and pain, even as we endure persecution and the pain and complexity of our modern world, these are the places where Jesus sets his table, where he grants us the words and wisdom of a kingdom vision that welcomes our neighbors and our enemies, where Jesus comes to be our welcomed guest.
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The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian (PCUSA)

In her All Saints' Sunday sermon on the "great cloud of witnesses" in Hebrews 11, Dr. Chris Chakoian says that though it’s important to appreciate the present, and to look to the future with hope, the most important orientation toward time may be a positive appreciation of the past. The more we savor memories of relationships and let go of grudges, connect to our roots and let go of our forebears’ failings, the better grounded and centered we will be.
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Foolish Wisdom

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

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The Rev. John Gunn

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The Rev. John Gunn (other)

"The lack of good judgment accounts for many of the sad and tragic breakdowns in life." claimed The Rev. John R Gunn. "Indeed, it is the cause of many defeats and failures."

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The Rev. John Gunn (other)

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The Rev. John Gunn

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The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R Gunn speaks of wisdom obtainable by all. "It is in the act of turning to God that wisdom begins. Then, you take the first wise step. And it is in letting Him lead your faltering steps that you will win understanding of yourself, your fellow man and of God."

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The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

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The Woman Less Listened To

The Rev. Dr. David von Schlichten (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. David von Schlichten introduces the "woman less listened to"--the personification of wisdom from the Proverbs--and shares how to accept her invitation to living more fully.