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When we accept the mission God has given us, we, too, take our place with Isaiah, Ezekiel, Peter and Paul as evangelists, truth-tellers, stolid neighbors, and enlightened prophets…(Read More)

Incarnated Values

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Today in our lectionary gospel the disciples receive the instructions: “As you go, proclaim the good news: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons…(Read More)

Generations

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Each Sunday at church my daughter gets the opportunity to be loved by the community. She also gets to share her love…(Read More)

Summer Arrives

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What are the signs of summer in your community? What do you notice about God? How do you participate in bringing about the kingdom of God…(Read More)

Hotter’n Hell

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I’ll still say it’s hotter’n Hell if the temperature gets above 115°, but this week I think I will try to maintain the right kind of thoughts about Hell and think of how it can be interpreted…(Read More)

Littermates

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When we begin to see all of humanity–and maybe all of the non-human created world, to boot–as “our litter”–something changes in us…and it’s precisely the “something” that hooks us to God.  We forget about the power of grace–until it comes in on “little cat feet…(Read More)

Bet the Farm

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Our deepest yearnings become realities as we give over our illusion that we are in charge…(Read More)

Words Matter

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… the language of love that God imprinted on us at creation, during Jesus’s ministry and again at our baptism, often seems like a foreign tongue. It’s hard for us to trust in words like “grace,” “mercy,” and “forgiveness” for ourselves as being real, much less for us to speak and live them out…(Read More)

Taste and See

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Can you taste it? Can you smell it? That bread baking and the invitation to the table…(Read More)