This Week @ Perritte

On this fourth (and last) Sunday of Advent we read about the Coming Messiah. Our lesson for the day is, Luke 1:26-38. And, all too often, we are chasing after our own version of Jesus instead of Jesus. If we don’t hear some of those words Mary heard from the angel, there is at leastContinue reading “This Week @ Perritte”

Let’s Sing: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 17th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. This beloved hymn falls into the category of “You learn something new everyday!” I can’t speak for you dear reader, butContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

Let’s Sing: In the Bleak Midwinter

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 10th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. 1. In the bleak mid-winter frosty wind made moan,Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow onContinue reading “Let’s Sing: In the Bleak Midwinter”

Leave Those Weeds Alone

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’tContinue reading “Leave Those Weeds Alone”

Thoughts on Veterans Day

2 He said:    The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.3     My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!—    he’s my shield and my salvation’s strength,    my place of safety and my shelter.    My savior! Save me from violence!4 Because he is praiseworthy,    I cried out to the Lord,    and I was saved from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22:2-4, Common English Bible) Yesterday wasContinue reading “Thoughts on Veterans Day”

Thirty Days of Gratitude – Thankful for Neighbors

10 So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God. Love One Another 11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12 We must not be likeContinue reading “Thirty Days of Gratitude – Thankful for Neighbors”