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Fully Involved

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Our house is on fire. It is on fire with memories and old hurts and scars that still tingle and missing limbs that still move, ghost-like in the night…(Read More)

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For most clergy and lay leaders, a broad smile, an outstretched hand and the willingness to discuss difficult issues like money and mission-funding will connect you.  And with connection you can discuss the pledge directly but with a smile. But you must be direct…(Read More)

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It’s October and Albuquerque’s big sky is filled with balloons and I am like a puppy beneath a ball. The playful, joyful atmosphere of these floating billboards of delight and color take even the grouchiest by storm and inspire a smile…(Read More)

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From the Daily Sip: Brooding

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So God broods — in the form of breath — over the face of the formless, deep void of what would become our planet and our humanity in the creation story…(Read More)

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“Case for support” is a fancy fundraising term for “why we deserve the money we are asking you do give.” It is the job of a church to “make the case” humbly aware that they are doing so in the very real context of many other non-profits making their case to the same donors…(Read More)

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we humans have hurts – hours old and decades old. We hold in every cell of our body griefs and losses, abuses which have left scars on us which ache from time to time; often at strange, seemingly inappropriate times…(Read More)

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