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Give your tongue a rest and listen with your heart, Sparks says

by MARY LEE TALBOT on AUGUST 3, 2017  The Chautauqua Daily “Is there anywhere in the Bible that shows Jesus laughing?” asked the Rev. Susan Sparks at the beginning of the 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning worship service in the Amphitheater. Chautauquan Susan Hughes had stopped Sparks after her presentation at the Interfaith Lecture Tuesday and asked the question. “The short answer is no, […]

Morning Worship: God is holding you and all this beautiful, broken world  o

“We have a choice,” Gaines-Cirelli said. “We can try to carry all the injustices, hurts, doubts, confusions, fears and anxiety — that is, it is up to us, we know best — or we can let God help us. “

Dreams are fulfilled via the ladder from heaven to earth, Canales says

“When we come to God, faced with difficult circumstances, and have nothing but a dream, God will send angels down Jacob’s ladder to let you know you are never alone,” Canales concluded.

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Ordinary Grace – Jo Turner

Let us always keep an empty chair at our soul’s kitchen table for the heavenly guest. Our ordinary lives can be transformed.

Songwriterter sees good news in declining role of church music.

It may signal that people in the pews may want something more. That could be why sermons are at the top of the list, and contemporary Christian music, with its mantras and clichés, is at the bottom.


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