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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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What about you? Has there been a time when your harsh words felt warm and right in the moment but turned out to be just another turn in the cycle of violence…(Read More)

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Hands and Hearts

by Linda Ryan

But I also need to remember that I must praise God, and to remember I have a responsibility to do what I can to help bring this chaos into a state that God would truly call a kingdom…(Read More)

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I’ve written before about the importance of imperfection. Lately I’ve been thinking about it more and more. Tonight I was watching a video on how to knit a fair-isle sweater by a woman who has been knitting longer than she could read, her mothers and grandmothers all knitted. It was how they…(Read More)

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Rock or Sand

by Laurie Gudim

The rock foundation that is built in hearing and acting on the word of Christ is another one of Jesus’ upside down images.  It is not some inner steel that keeps out the floods and wind.  It is instead a profound vulnerability…(Read More)

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Even as we are plunged into a time of overwhelming sorrow, there is power in knowing that together we grieve, but then we can choose to honor those who have lost their lives by this time not turning back to our own concerns…(Read More)

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