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Rising from the Dead?

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How do these two events relate to one another – the man broken on the cross and the man in dazzling white?  Do not answer with your mind.  Instead open the eyes of your heart…(Read More)

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Even Amidst the Storm

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…we don’t choose trust as a formula to get what we want. Despite our faithfulness, terrible things will occasionally happen. Instead, we trust restorative Love because that is who we have become, and that is the way we relate to the world, even in the bleakest of circumstances…(Read More)

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One very large boat

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Right there in the center of our worship space, God broke into our lives and handed each of us strength for the journey, hope for the day, and grace beyond compare…(Read More)

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Singing Faith

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Singing together is a primary act of worship and most of us have a handful of favorite hymns. But, how often do you really pay attention to what it is you’re singing about…(Read More)

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God Unveiled

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This week most of us will seek God in a holy place. But the wise among us will be on the lookout, because wild and untamed holiness is out there beyond the walls and beyond the symbols…(Read More)

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Heads on the Platter

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The thing it reminds me of in our time is there always seems to be someone looking for somebody’s head on a platter, figuratively if not literally…(Read More)

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Change of Heart

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be aware that sometimes, God’s help comes in the guise of people you might never have expected to have the ability to change your mind…(Read More)

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What Defiles

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Self-examination therefore must be coupled with prayer, with asking God to help me find my true longings, my authentic nature, in the midst of all the nattering and tugging of the secret voices within me…(Read More)

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Sanctuary

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The pageantry of Christmas is fun—but it also distracts us from understanding that after the presents have been unwrapped, the presence of Jesus in our lives is truly the enduring gift…(Read More)

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Remember to wear your boots

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by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller   Two months after I graduated from college I flew to The Gambia, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. At that time communication with friends and family back home was very spotty. So I mostly relied on letters home to keep in touch with friends and family. And the arranged…(Read More)

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