Spirit Led, Spirit Fed

Are you ready? The Spirit’s moving, stirring up Pentecost spirit here, and it’s a spirit of transformation, for sure. I love the story of Pentecost, which I never really got growing up – didn’t hear much about it. It’s a huge moment in the life of very fledgling Christian community,...

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Thank God for Easter!

Thank God for Easter. Literally, thank God for Easter! A sudden plot twist to end all plot twists, and smack dab in the place you’d least expect it, a wasteland of sorrow, new life shows up. Incredible. Whatever you believe about resurrection, there’s no denying a dramatic history-changing shift really...

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All for Love… Love for All

You just can’t beat the gospel story for drama. If you were going to make a graph, it’d be all peaks and valleys – highs and lows compressed with hardly any smooth easy stretches in between. Turn the page past the joy of Jesus’ manger birth and suddenly we’re onto...

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Help and Hope

These are such tumultuous times. We’ve seen hurricanes destroy, and fires rage, floods rush in, and the scramble to pull people from earthquake rubble. Add to that head-spinning news on the political front, all this can be overwhelming, and strain the moorings of fortitude and faith. Staying centered, keeping spiritual...

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Why Church?

Soon after I went through a divorce, when my children were still little, I came to a realization. There’s really no such thing as a single parent. You can’t do it alone. Other caregivers, other loving adults, be they family, friends, teachers, mentors all have a vital role to play....

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Hurray for Summer!

Then followed that beautiful season…Summer!…. Filled with the air of a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow       Summer is here, hurray! Beckoning us out of routine and into time to savor simple joys, to ...

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The Ides of June

What whirlwind times! Not daily, but hourly national news brings head-spinning alerts of one precipitous crisis, one chaotic scramble after another, everything happening so fast it’s hard to keep up. Enough to send have us all breathing into paper bags – coping mechanisms majorly in play! I’m grateful to prophetic...

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Already? But wait, what?

How can it be May already – the year almost half past, but wait! I’m still not used to writing 2017! May already, and students are preparing to graduate high school when wait, weren’t they were just toddling down the aisle for children’s time? Maybe it’s getting my Medicare card...

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Is Truth Dead?

You may have seen it, posted or at a newsstand: the most recent Time magazine cover, solid black with bold red lettering. “Is Truth Dead?” The cover is a deliberate take on the iconic cover from the sixties, same black and red graphic, only this asked “Is God Dead?” Now...

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