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White Space for the Soul
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White Space for the Soul

Space. What image or sense does that word conjure for you? I see a large expanse of Southwestern sky, far more spirited than the quiet tableland over which it hovers. I envision a wide meadow dotted by tiny grass flowers and flanked by woods—a clearing. A breathing, open space. Space engenders freedom, peace, and possibility....

Holy Ground
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Holy Ground

“All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes.” *Elizabeth Barrett Browning* This month I had an experience with holy ground. No flashes of light or angels with swords, but connections. People gathered together… community… hope… unity and bonding through God’s infinite...

How Healthy Is Your Religion?
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How Healthy Is Your Religion?

A number of years ago, a woman attending another church called me to complain about her pastor. Normally I would not give much attention to what at first seemed like idle criticism. But in this case, the woman was not asking me to intervene. She was simply telling a story about her past, probably hoping...

Resurrection
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Resurrection

There are times when our faith goes underground. Buried under layers of earth, our hope lies dormant, and we wait. The disciples waited. Eagerly, anxiously, wondering what would happen. Even God waited. To reveal his life… power… glory. Like our homes need spring cleaning after winter, sometimes our souls do as well. Time to clean...

New Vision
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New Vision

Acts 9 begins with drama and intensity. Saul is breathing murderous threats against the followers of “the Way.” So hot is his rage, that he requests permission to travel outside of Jerusalem to find those believers who may have fled. On the way, Jesus himself speaks to him. In a flash of light from heaven,...

What Keeps Us
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What Keeps Us

1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in...

Change
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Change

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie Isn’t this the truth? We all hope to be there (wherever there is for each one of us). Yet, on the journey towards that goal...

It’s the Season of Giving!
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It’s the Season of Giving!

Fa la la la la, la la la…what? Can you believe that it’s already the Holiday Season!? Every year, the holidays seem to slowly creep up earlier and earlier on us. The pumpkin spice candles are out and the hot cocoa is being served. How exciting to see the holiday lights going up and the...

True Christianity
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True Christianity

“Hurt people hurt people” — a concept we’ve all heard yet haven’t truly understood its impact. We say that the church is a hospital for the broken, but do not actually foster space for God’s divine healing. Instead we find ourselves, the sick patients, playing doctor, providing false and inaccurate treatment for brokenness. Growing up...

The Slow Work of God
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The Slow Work of God

“The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing…all peoples on earth will be blessed...

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