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08 Feb Stepping out in Faith to Be the Kingdom

This past Sunday my community of faith gathered for worship as we do each week.  Following the service, however, we moved downstairs into the Fellowship Hall for lunch and our annual congregational meeting.  This event is an opportunity for us to spend time over a...

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25 Jan Simplicity, Part 2

A few years ago I was doing some reading about Sabbath and Sabbath practices.   It is tragic that for many people, “Sabbath-keeping” is associated with all the things you aren’t allowed to have or do on Sundays.  A strict list of what can seem like...

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18 Jan Simplicity, Part 1

Simplicity.  That is my word for 2018, and I am embracing it with a vengeance. One of the reasons that simplicity is my focus this year is that I recognize within me a deep hunger and longing for it.  I am coming off a year that...

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11 Jan The Gift of Presence

I sit in my office this morning, fingers poised over the computer keyboard, awaiting words and inspiration and more words.  Because nothing is coming, at least not yet, I am suddenly aware of the loud cacophony outside my window:  horns honking, a man yelling, something...

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03 Jan God on Caller I.D.

Isn’t Caller ID one of the great inventions of contemporary life?  I absolutely love it.  Despite the fact that my home and cell phone numbers are registered with the national “Do Not Call” list, I still get an annoying number of unsolicited and unwanted calls...

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