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Life Lessons: Lessons from Proverbs – Upper Room

During today’s service, we honored mothers on Mother’s Day as we looked at the book of Proverbs. Rev. Campbell shared some specific lessons we can all learn from the book of Proverbs – one of the 3 wisdom books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job). Several of today’s focused readings from Proverbs include advice on how to deal with […]

Reflections on Grace: Saved by Grace – Upper Room

How do we go about dealing with the darkness of this world?  We looked at this question today in our Palm Sunday installment of the Reflections on Grace series entitled “Saved by Grace.”  It isn’t, sadly, though more fully improving our humanity that we can expect to change the world.  In today’s dark social environment, we […]

Reflections on Grace: Puzzled by Grace – Upper Room


This Sunday, Rev. Rick Peters asked us the burning question, “Is life fair?”  Of course, as we all know, the answer to that question is a resounding NO!  Time, experience, and life teaches us all that life may be many things, but ‘fair’ isn’t one of them.  The parable of the workers in the vineyard is the […]

Reflections on Grace: Common Grace – Upper Room

Common grace is a little-discussed concept that most of us are unfamiliar with.  Common grace is the foundational idea that grace is granted to EVERY person, regardless of race, religion, nationality or circumstances of life.  Grace is a gift bestowed upon every single person – we are ALL created in the image of God, and as such, each […]