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Jesus the Messiah

by Laurie Gudim

Mostly I think about fighting, about triumphing over evil, about the conquering army that will finally usher in Righteousness.  I want to be in that army, waving my cudgel with the best of them…(Read More)

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At college, I was confused by a fellow student who always appeared to be happy. “You always appear to be happy,” I told her, puzzled. “’Rejoice always,’” she bible-quoted back at me. “Joy is a Christian duty.” I chose not to confide in her about my first and recent bout with depression, and my…(Read More)

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Pilgrimage

by Speaking to the Soul

The world is full of inadvertent pilgrims. Millions fleeing the wars in the Middle East and Africa. Others forced to seek new places escaping fire, flood, starvation, pestilence, and enemies…(Read More)

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Be The Change

by Linda McMillan

Dear friends, we can’t let these little trials beat the love out of us. When you feel the hostility rise, and the blanket of being right enfolds you, ask yourself this? What kind of person am I becoming? Who will I be when this is all over…(Read More)

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One person, one action, one small deed of kindness, one check, one thank you, one smile like all little things, can join together to become a big thing, and the big thing can change the world…(Read More)

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You Are Needed

by Maria Evans

Paul reminds us that in the Body of Christ, no part is expendable.  Every part–from head to foot, has a function, and the function of the body as a whole is to praise God.  Yet that body–marvelous as it is–can always use another part–us…(Read More)

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Daring to Pray

by Laurie Gudim

I dare an open moment, an expectant silence. I dare to believe that I matter, that God has many things that God would say to me. I dare to believe that God yearns to say them…(Read More)

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Great News

by Tricia Gates Brown

…at those moments of connecting with nature, feeling a sense of communion with the “dirt clod” natural world around us, the ego sometimes falls away, and we get a taste of the freedom Paul experienced and Jesus exemplified…(Read More)

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