When I live my life in fear, I lose sight of how the small contributions of my life, when added to the contributions of others, can have a big impact. I forget that while my cause may not be your cause, they likely intersect in a way that makes each of our work more powerful. I forget that the world is wide enough for many roads to lead to the same goal.
The Christian world needs women saints like her, reminding us today that, even from times of antiquity, there are stories that remember and honor the lives and witness of women who are wise, brave, and faithful.
…as we enter Advent, the challenge before us is: How will our Chronos advance God’s Kairos? How will we spend our time to bring about God’s time… in this Advent, this Christmas and beyond?
God is no chump. If he keeps coming back, then there must be something real about that seventy-times-seven. If he’s modeling forgiveness, then we know we’re supposed to be loving and forgiving in our relationships, too, but that’s a challenge.
Before Advent gets here take some time to identify the ways the world tries to lie to you and remember that those things are not true. You belong to God’s kingdom, and the truth is that you there are no accusations against you.
The three composers we celebrate today — Byrd, Merbecke, and Tallis — were all English composers who lived around the same period of time and who helped Anglican church music grow from plainchant and simple tunes more complex melodies and harmonies of psalms, anthems, and service music.
It’s in our national DNA to distrust kings. Yet here we are, preparing to celebrate “Christ the King” Sunday. Actually,…
It’s true I could be wrong about them. I could be fooled. But that’s not the important thing. What matters here is that I know who I am – who I am in relationship with God. I am a person who helps people in trouble.
Prosperity gospel would have us think that these people were somehow unworthy rather than just unlucky.
God has the will and the power to make all things, especially the strange and unexpected things, work together for the good. He is the creator and ruler of the universe. And that counts for a whole lot more than a collection of regal stage props.
… this Mizzou football team is no stranger to standing up for what’s right. This is the same team that last year came out in solidarity when their star defensive end, Michael Sam, announced that he was gay.
It is the work of learning to care for one another, to dream together, to sacrifice for the greater good that make a thing worth doing.
… what are we persistent about and how do we turn it into a positive result rather than just repeating words or actions? It’s not all up to God; we are expected to do our part.
November can often be a hard month. It can be a month of losses, starting with losing that precious hour of daylight in the evening when the clocks change. It is also the month of All Souls’ Day and Veterans’ Day and my late father’s birthday
Sometimes God’s demands on each one of us are the demands of the lover. “Turn away from all distractions and put your focus here, on me.” “Take on the searing joy, the profound mystery and the deep commitment of this relationship.”