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Why Pray?: Curious Questions

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If God already has a plan for us, why bother asking for physical needs in prayer? Good Question.   It feels like training for a game that has already happened!  First of all, we have to accept on some level that there is a mystery about all of this we’re just not going to...

Minute Message February 18

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Listen to Audio The Urban Dictionary defines the word amazing as "something so wonderful there are no words for it. Something that makes your heart skip a beat." Hi, I'm Claudia Mitchell with a minute message from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. I was on the beach with 7 year old Reece who was...

The Christmas Sneeze

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Did you know things expelled during a sneeze have been clocked at 100 miles an hour? I sneezed while Christmas shopping in an elbow to elbow crowded store and three people I had never met said "God bless you". I wonder if they had any idea of the power behind their words or the speed behind my...

Minute Message August 27

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Listen to Audio New tennis shoes, long lines at Target, and fresh hair cuts, always remind me of the first day of school. I asked Lydia how she would describe her first day of school and in a dramatic voice she said, "well it's a whole new world!" Hi I'm Claudia Mitchell with a Minute Message...

Minute Message July 16

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Listen to Audio I saw myself on a high definition big screen TV and it threw me into what my grandmother would call a "tizzy". I ran to the nearest department store to buy something that would hide, mask, condition, moisturize, or highlight. Hi, I'm Claudia Mitchell with a minute message from...

A Minute with Claudia (July 24)

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Listen to Audio Do you ever feel like you've lost your marbles? My grandmother would say, "I've lost my marbles" when she did something crazy like put her eyeglasses in the refrigerator. I may be a lot like her. Hi, I'm Claudia Mitchell with a minute message from Sherwood Oaks Christian...

A Minute with Claudia (July 10)

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Listen to the Audio Of all the birds in the world, the eagle holds the record for the largest nest. The National Bird of the United States is huge, weighing up to 10 pounds. I'm Claudia Mitchell with a minute message from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. Did you know an eagle's nest can be 8...

A Minute with Claudia (July 3)

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Listen to the Audio Singin' In the Rain is one of my favorite songs. I picture Gene Kelly dancing and splashing through puddles in the 1952 musical. And, I laugh as I remember my son, at age 11, recreating the song and dance in a special display when we were visiting the children's museum. I'm...

A Minute with Claudia (June 19)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said sorrow makes us all children again. Eight year old Patricia, attending her first week of camp, taught me a lesson about grief that still impacts my life today. I'm Claudia Mitchell with a minute message from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. This little girl (Patricia)...

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