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Swept Away

Lots of people have the jitters on their wedding day, and I was no exception.  Mine were about the dancing. Like many of my generation, I learned most of what I know about dancing from John Travolta and “Saturday Night … Continue reading

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Circus Reflections

While on the road recently, I passed a billboard advertising the final tour of the Ringling Brothers Circus.  I had briefly registered an article about the passing of the circus earlier this year, but the billboard brought it home and … Continue reading

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The Truth Beyond Magic

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen…”                                                                                                      -Hebrews 11:1 “It was a problem of faith. The future seemed intolerable. There was fatigue too and anger, but more than anything there was … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Holy Week

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Sometimes it causes me to tremble. Tremble. Tremble. Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Help us to be there, O God. At … Continue reading

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Paradise Found

“Today, you will be with me in Paradise.”  (Luke 23:43) Expulsion and restoration: these are the bookends of Scripture. Like Adam and Eve, we are cast out of the Garden.  Rather than rejoicing at what we have, we are tempted … Continue reading

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Do Not Hold Back

I just came back from the NEXT Church conference, a gathering of church leaders, including elders, pastors, seminarians, educators, youth leaders and church members who are exploring a more relational, diverse, and collaborative way of being the church in the … Continue reading

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What Does The Lord Require of Me?

Micah: 6:8 – He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? This week’s lectionary, the schedule of scripture … Continue reading

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