Divergence

There are some things that become more obvious over time as they move apart and become more pronounced: the move from laundry powder to liquid, the preference for texting over talking, and parks for dogs and people versus just parks for people. Hopefully, you get my drift. Divergence seems like a natural and evolutionary process sometimes and then sometimes is seems more...

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Different

For what its worth, I thought it would be interesting to ponder aloud the possibilities of living differently. After all, 2017 is not 2016 and never will be. For some of us, that is a source of joy and relief and for others that may be a source of grief and despair. The reality is that we have entered a different time and space. The bigger question is, “Will we...

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Someday at Christmas

Riding along in the car this week I heard an oldie but goodie. Stevie Wonder recorded Someday at Christmas in 1967 with the Funk Brothers, which I guess dates me. I still very much enjoy the original version by Stevie W to this day. The song, after half a century, still attracts the likes of Andra Day, Alicia Keys, and Justin Bieber to try their hand and belt out this...

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#LoveGives

Isn’t a marvelous thing to watch love at work? Just to clarify, I am not speaking of the initial romantic momentum that occurs in a budding relationship which is great, but rather the love that comes through sacrificial acts that meet needs. God perfected that and we call it Christmas. God so loved us that He took on flesh and came to earth to save us from our sins...

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The Way Forward

It’s been the most amazing 24 hours. I have seen the very best of people and am living in encouragement about the days ahead in this great country of ours. Yesterday, we had hundreds of people gather for worship and Holy Communion to come together and be one in praying for our country. Some came as early as 6 am and some came very late after work, school, and...

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Purple in Prayer

  Following Christ and living as a disciple of Jesus in these final days before our nationwide elections is an exciting opportunity. In a sometimes polarized conversation of red and blue, it becomes exhilarating to see us at our best exercising our individual right to vote and expressing our opinion without fear of condemnation or persecution. Simply accepting that...

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