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Tag Archives: Women’s History Month

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH ABUNDANCE

“They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all they do, they prosper.” ~Psalm 1:3 Who could guess that what appears to be a dried up bit of nothing is actually a powerful something ready to explode with beauty? That…

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH SOLIDARITY

“Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change . . . You can’t do any of this on your own or even on your own terms. You were created by a community to exist in community, made in the image of a God who…

MCCDC: RISING STRONG WITH CONFIDENCE

“When trouble is in my way I can’t tell my night from day. . . I don’t worry, I don’t fret My God has never failed me yet Troubles may come from time to time But that’s alright I’m not the worrying kind Because I’ve got confidence. . .” ~Andrae Crouch from his Gospel hit,…

MCCDC: Celebrate New Life

“Mary brings her tears to the tomb and leaves celebrating new life.” ~ Ayanna Johnson Watkins On Tuesday night at Bible Study Dr. Veronica Franklin led a wonderful session on “life” and the many ways life is presented throughout the scriptures. She asked the question, “When does life begin?” Her question prompted a lively discussion…

MCCDC: Live Well. Love Well. Healing.

“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” ~ Maya Angelou Healing happens on multiple levels. In our Gospel this Sunday for the 4th Sunday in Lent, Jesus offers healing that meets expectations and confounds expectations. (John 9:1-17). Healing is received with joy. For others, the healing raises questions, fears and…

MCCDC: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT: COME HOME WITH JOYFUL SHOUTS

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT: COME HOME WITH JOYFUL SHOUTS “Joy is found through facing and enduring suffering until one is able, however briefly, to forget oneself through wonder at the world and service to others.” ~ Anne Ramirez The season of Lent weaves together biblical texts that address such themes as purpose, endurance, temptation and…