Author: calvary

01 Apr An Easter “Primer” for Parents

For parents, the weeks preceding Christmas provide multiple opportunities to celebrate the birth of Christ in ways that appeal to children, and are easily understood. Children learn by “finding themselves in the story,” and who can’t identify with some part of the Gospel accounts depicting...

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02 Jul Reflections of the 4th of July

While Pastor Michelle is on vacation, we are reposting some of the "best of" her blogposts. This post - a reflection no the 4th of July, was from July 2, 2017: This year was a very low-key 4th of July celebration at my house. Having...

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27 Jun Summer Encounters with God

With the arrival of Memorial Day this past weekend, summer has begun, albeit “unofficially.” In my neighborhood, pools opened, grills fired on all cylinders, lawn mowers and weed-whackers roared to life. On my way to church, I shared the road with numerous motorcycle riders who...

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30 Aug A Faithful Response to Disaster

The images have been horrifying and unforgettable. Streets turned to rivers. People clinging to the tops of cars or houses. The rain and wind unrelenting. And there have been other images as well, also unforgettable, but these gladden the heart: people using anything that will...

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25 Aug Radical Love: The Path to Healing

Today marks the one year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are re-posting this piece, written last August, as Christ's call to radical love,alongside conversations about racism and injustice, continue to ring true and remain urgent. Together we can do better, striving as...

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18 Aug Helping, Fixing, or Serving?

My church recently experienced three instances of people asking for money—all on the same Sunday. Two people came into the building, one during worship and one after worship, and one person stood outside the church, seeking money from parishioners as they left.   Our experiences that...

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15 Aug Statement on Charlottesville

Saturday was a horrific, tragic day in the annals of the United States of America. Peaceful protestors were confronted with violence. A young woman lost her life simply for daring to say no to racism. A hate group gathered to spread its toxic message and...

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