Category Archives: Christian Life

Words

What does it mean for us to “Sow light” and “Scatter mercy”? It means, at the very least, that we renounce the use of words as weapons. Words are meant to connect not divide. Words are meant to build the ties that bind us. Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday begins the journey

Tomorrow we begin our long journey to Jerusalem where Jesus will wash feet, break bread, pray in Gethsemane, get kissed by Judas and abandoned by his followers, be abused by the thugs who snatched him in the night and tortured by Roman Soldiers in the full light of day. And he will not fight back. He will raise no army. He will lift no sword. He will call for no chariots of fire. There will be no joining of earthly and heavenly armies to slay the imperial troops of Rome. There will be hammer and nails and a tomb with its entrance barred by a stone. Continue reading

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Refrigerators and saints

Our congregation council had to approve $1,000 to fix the refrigerator in the church kitchen last Thursday night. It is one of those necessary expenses to keeping a congregation running. It is linked to the ministry of hospitality – whether … Continue reading

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Sunday after Sunday

It was a long drive back from my father’s house in Colorado, but part of me wished I could have taken it slower. I am ever amazed at the majesty of the creation, and I would have loved to be able to take photographs of all that I witnessed coming across Colorado, Utah and Nevada on the old state highways. I have a few photos, taken at rest stops and occasional halts along the way, but mostly they are fading memories, replaced only by the knowledge that it was beautiful. Continue reading

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Always

“Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) Is there a promise more powerful than this one? Continue reading

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At last

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them. –Revelation 21:3 Continue reading

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When you walk through fire

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. –Isaiah 43:2-3 Continue reading

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Weeping for joy

I will place my dwelling in your midst, and I shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people. –Leviticus 26:11-12 Continue reading

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Sheep and shepherd

You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture and I am your God, says the Lord God. –Ezekiel 34:31 Continue reading

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God with us

The prophetic word grows ever deeper as the ages pass. And the promise is seen to be more than God’s peace for one moment of time; the promise becomes God’s ultimate peace. Continue reading

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