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Moving Forward: Help From a Stranger

Moving Forward: Help From a Stranger by Bud Babcock, Director of Operations, Presbytery of Cincinnati But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man...

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Moving Forward: Making Peace with Change

Moving Forward: Making Peace with Change Rev. Ed Goode, UCC Fort Thomas There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under...

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Moving Forward - ala Philippians 3:13-14

Moving Forward - ala Philippians 3:13-14 by Erwin Goedicke 13. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting...

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Moving Forward: Giving It All

Moving Forward: Giving It All Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings...

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Moving Forward: Forward This

Moving Forward: Forward This Rev, Owen Derrick, Venice Presbyterian Church All who believed were together and had all things in common. Acts 2:44 By this...

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Moving Forward: Go With the Flow

Moving Forward: Go With the Flow by Rev. Chris Torrey, HR Psalm 46:4 “God’s blessings are like a river. They fill the city of God...

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Moving Forward: Forward This!

Rev. Owen Derrick, Venice Presbyterian Church All who believed were together and had all things in common. - Acts 2:44 By this everyone will know...

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Moving Forward: Easter Mysteries

Easter Mysteries by Lisa Allgood "He is not here; he has risen!"   - Luke 24:6-7 That there are mysteries in our faith – perhaps a...

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Moving Forward: Maundy

Moving Forward: Maundy Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter March 31, 2024 Moving Forward: Maundy Thursday Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter  It was just before the Passover Festival....

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Moving Forward: A Palm Sunday Walk

The Beautiful (or Golden) Gate into the Temple Mount, taken from the Mount of Olives Moving Forward: A Palm Sunday Walk This took place to...

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Red Mare

Moving Forward: The Red Mare

Moving Forward: The Red Mare by Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter This blog is a bit different, in that it was written by a friend in...

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The Spiritual Doorway

Moving Forward: …Retreat…?

Moving Forward: ...Retreat...? One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.                                     ...

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Moving Forward: A Prayer for (Goode) Hope

Moving Forward: A Prayer for (Goode) Hope This Blog is written by Zachary Goode, a sophomore at Wooster College.  It is one to be read...

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Moving Forward by Becoming a Kid

Moving Forward by Becoming a Kid

Moving Forward by Becoming a Kid “He called a little child and had him stand among them. And He said: ‘I tell you the truth,...

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Take One Step Blog

Moving Forward: The Calendar

    I’m confused… eat chocolate on February 14, or fast?    We love because he first loved us.                                                                   - 1 John 4:19 A male...

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Moving Forward: Finding Your Approach

Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great...

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Moving Forward:  The Old New Way

Moving Forward:  The Old New Way Rev. Dr. Ed Goode, Christ Church UCC Fort Thomas I have walked this specific trail many times.  But when...

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The Bridge to Moving Forward

The Bridge to Moving Forward Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, the...

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Moving Forward: Pulling the Oars

Moving Forward: Pulling the Oars Rev. Dan Turis, Covenant-First Presbyterian Church For hundreds of years around the time of Christ, the Greek and Roman military...

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The Bridge to ReVision

The Bridge to ReVision Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run...

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The Bridge to Quitting

The Bridge to Quitting Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter ““Then this humanlike figure touched me again and gave me strength. He said, ‘Don’t be afraid, friend....

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Ten Things I Learned from Jessie

Ten Things I Learned from Jessie Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “Ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it,...

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The Bridge to Detours

The Bridge to Detours Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “This detour doesn't come from the One who called you into the race in the first place.”   ...

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The Bridge to Pruning

The Bridge to Pruning Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears...

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The Bridge to Impact

The Bridge to Impact Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “Jesus said to the rich young man, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have...

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“Photos from the Installation of Revered Dan Turis at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church”

“Photos from the Installation of Revered Dan Turis at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church” “Photos from the Installation of Revered Dan Turis at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church” Lisa...

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The Bridge to Gifting

The Bridge to Gifting Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.”     - Philippians 1:3 Once in while in this role...

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The Bridge to Honduras

The Bridge to Honduras Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in...

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The Bridge to the Eastern Area

The Bridge to the Eastern Area Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful....

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The Bridge to Kids

The Bridge to Kids Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a...

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Bridge to Mission

Bridge to Mission Deacon Peggy Grant “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”...

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The Bridge to – Well, Being a Bridge

The Bridge to – Well, Being a Bridge Rev. Robin White, Bridge Pastor, Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church “But none of these things move me; nor...

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The Bridge to the Ancient Way

The Bridge to the Ancient Way Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter | Pastor Rev. Brad Sheppard, Immanuel Presbyterian Church “Ask for the ancient paths, ask where...

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The Bridge to Community

The Bridge to Community Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”     - Matthew 18:20 What...

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The Bridge to Sharing

The Bridge to Sharing Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my...

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The Bridge to Graduating

The Bridge to Graduating Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.”     - 2 Timothy 4:7...

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Bridges to Mission

Bridges to Mission Deacon Peggy Grant “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”...

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No Bridge, But a Border Instead

No Bridge, But a Border Instead Rev. Dr. Ed Goode, Fort Thomas Christ Church UCC On the same trip to Canada, I had a “first”...

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Sometimes There Isn’t a Bridge (or a Shortcut)

Sometimes There Isn’t a Bridge (or a Shortcut) Rev. Dr. Ed Goode, Fort Thomas Christ Church UCC My family and I spent a week at...

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Dan Turis

The Bridge to Beginning

The Bridge to Beginning Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in...

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The Bridge to Sweetness

The Bridge to Sweetness Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “We who had sweet fellowship together walked in the house of God in the throng.”     - Psalm 55:14...

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The Bridge to Coming Together

The Bridge to Coming Together Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their...

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The Bridge to Witness

The Bridge to Witness Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good...

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The Bridge to Love – the Presbytery of Cincinnati One Hopeful Fund

The Bridge to Love – the Presbytery of Cincinnati One Hopeful Fund Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever...

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The Question (#4)

The Question (#4) Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of...

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The Question (#3)

The Question (#3) Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of...

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The Question (#2)

The Question (#2) Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of...

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The Question (#1)

The Question (#1) Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of...

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Living Bridges

Living Bridges Rev. Ross M. Reddick, Lead Pastor, Sycamore Presbyterian Church Back in March, I had the privilege of attending a conference hosted by Columbia...

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Seasons on a Bridge

Seasons on a Bridge Rev. Dr. Ed Goode, United Church of Christ Fort Thomas  I love four seasons photos.  It started with one of the...

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Presbytery of Cincinnati BlogSpot

Things I Re-Learned While in Asia (Part 3) Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting...

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Things I Re-Learned While in Asia (Part 2) Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Huc Bridge, in the center of Hanoi. Now having been questioned by the...

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Presbytery of Cincinnati BlogSpot

Things I Re-Learned While in Asia (Part 1) Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Mekong River - Worm Moon Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as...

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Bridges to Love: Lessons in the Journey

Learn to Love by Doing No Harm Author: Rev. Russell Smith, Madeira-Silverwood Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is...

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Bridges to Love: Lessons in the Journey

Learn to Love by Doing No Harm Author: Rev. Russell Smith, Madeira-Silverwood Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is...

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Bridges to Love: Lessons in the Journey

Learn to Love by Doing No Harm Author: Rev. Russell Smith, Madeira-Silverwood Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is...

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Bridges to Love: Lessons in the Journey

Learn to Love by Letting Go of Boasting Author: Rev. Russell Smith, Madeira-Silverwood "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it...

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Bridges to Love: Lessons in the Journey

Learn to Love by Letting Go of Envy Author: Rev. Russell Smith, Madeira-Silverwood "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it...

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Bridges to Love: Lessons in the Journey

Learn to Love by Noticing Author: Rev. Russell Smith, Madeira-Silverwood "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant...

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Bridges to Love: Lessons in the Journey

Learn to Love by Cultivating Patience Author: Rev. Russell Smith, Madeira-Silverwood "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not...

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The Bridge to "Live As If"

The Bridge to "Live As If" Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for...

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The Bridge Across the Stream

The Bridge Across the Stream Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests...

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Help Me To Understand

Help Me To Understand Rev. Erwin Goedicke, Stated Clerk - Presbytery of Cincinnati Almost 30 years ago, I became part of a diverse group of...

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Allenby Bridge

That Bridge - That Day

That Bridge - That Day Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Hebrews...

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365 New Days - 365 New Chances

365 New Days - 365 New Chances Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing...

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"Love Can Build A Bridge": Jesus' Anthem and Call

"Love Can Build A Bridge": Jesus' Anthem and Call By Rev. Mary Hayes Imagine Jesus saying this to you. "I'd gladly walk across the desertWith...

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storm moves river from under the bridge

What Bridge are You Building?

What Bridge are You Building? by Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Bridges are amazing, aren’t they? They are engineering feats, spanning gorges and rivers, allowing us...

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The Bridge to Love

The Bridge to Love by Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter “A new commandment I give you, that you love one another: Just as I have loved...

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The Future of Hope and Learning to Love in a Beloved Community

The Future of Hope and Learning to Love in a Beloved Community by Adam Hayden, Kids 4 Peace, Cincinnati Coordinator For God was pleased to...

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Christ Given Responsibilities Beloved Community

Christ Given Responsibilities Beloved Community by Rev. Brad Sheppard, Immanuel Presbyterian Church In today’s American political and cultural climate it is not unusual to hear...

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This Cloud of Witness is Truly a Beloved Community

This Cloud of Witness is Truly a Beloved Community by Rev. Dr. Edward Goode, Christ Church (UCC) in Ft. Thomas, KY This photo was from...

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The Beloved Community: Connection, Not Just Contact

The Beloved Community: Connection, Not Just Contact by Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some...

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