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Confrontation: Speaking Your Truth in Love ~ Matthew 18:15-20

July 8, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

The sermon begins around minute 27.

Susan was afraid to go to her boss and tell him that his suggestive humor was offensive. John didn’t like the way that the leader of the committee always interrupted and put people down. Barb was hurt because in the ministry meeting she never seemed to be listened to. But Susan, John and Barb didn’t say anything. They didn’t confront. They didn’t want to rock the boat, or cause trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forgiving and Free ~ Luke 23: 34

March 4, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

In the recording of this morning’s worship service, Rev. Annich’s sermon on forgiveness begins around the 16 minute mark.

My dog, Trouper, has a problem with resentment. If there were a 12-Step Program for dogs, I would encourage him to attend the meetings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Choose Life! ~ Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

February 12, 2017 Peg Weissbrod

When I was in training to be a yoga teacher, one of my favorite instructors, a medical doctor from Australia, used to tell us the story of “the wall of milk.” On his first visit to the U.S. he went to a grocery store here in Cleveland Heights to buy some milk for his hostess. He was completely unprepared for the vast numbers of refrigerators that lined the wall. They were full of regular milk, 1% milk, 2% milk, skim milk, lactose free milk. And don’t forget all the non-dairy milks –almond milk, hemp milk, rice milk, coconut milk and soy milk, all coming in a variety of flavors. He found it so overwhelming that he staggered out of the store with no milk in hand. There were just too many choices. Read the rest of this entry »

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One Body ~ 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31

January 24, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

Many years ago I had a dream that felt like divine revelation. In the dream I was standing on a theatrical stage taking a curtain call with a company of actors at the end of a performance. We were all holding hands and bowing in a moment of exquisite triumph. Brilliant light filled the theater and the audience’s appreciation was palpable. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prepare the Way ~ Luke 3: 1-6

December 6, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

I come to the task of preaching this morning with a heavy heart. And I want to acknowledge that, because I imagine that you, too, have strong feelings about the violence and chaos that are being unleashed on the world at a terrifying pace. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wide Eyes ~ Job 1: 1, 2: 1-10

October 4, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

I’ve been pretty nervous about preaching this morning. It’s been helpful that this isn’t my first time preaching at Forest Hill. It’s also helpful that everyone here has uniformly been kind and welcoming and generous toward me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mother’s Wisdom ~ John 15: 9-17

May 10, 2015 Peg Weissbrod

The other day I was meeting with the General Presbyter of the our Presbytery, Linda Badger Becker, and we got to talking about wise words that we received from our mothers growing up.

Linda shared a saying that her mother said to her and that she passed on to her children. “Balloons break and milk spills!” In other words, “stuff happens!” Indeed “stuff” does happen. Read the rest of this entry »

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