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Taking Turns Is Stewardship

I’ve been doing a lot of work with stewardship lately and will continue this work for the near future, but what I’ve noticed is how very many life lessons are lessons of stewardship. The other day, at the breakfast table … Continue reading

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AHHHH!!! LENT

As many pastors and ministers know, Epiphany was especially short this year and Lent is around the corner, a week from Wednesday to be exact. And this year I have added several projects to the mix of regular church life … Continue reading

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The Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth

I was reading the lectionary texts for this week and there is this lovely moment in the Jeremiah text which is the calling of Jeremiah to be a prophet of the Lord, where the scripture tells us, “Then the Lord put out … Continue reading

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What are you afraid of?

As our congregation works through a thorough process to discern God’s vision, it is no surprise to me that the process is being met with some resistance. I’ve heard everything from, ‘this is one more plan we had that turned … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

On a day in early January that feels more like spring than it does like winter, I find myself reflecting on the in-between times of change and growth.  Just like winter is a time for vegetative hibernation, there are seasons … Continue reading

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Advent Resolutions

I’m sure some of my friends might think this is corny, but this year I am going to try this form of counter-cultural living: I’m not making New Year’s resolutions…I’m making Advent resolutions. Advent is the beginning of the Christian … Continue reading

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Healing our Brokenness

The statement of identity for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada is: “We are the Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.  As part of the one body of Christ, we … Continue reading

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