Unconditional Love

Topic: Mission. Learning how we as disciples who walk with God are led into action to participate in God’s transforming work in the world. God loves us unconditionally. There is no condition in which God will not love us.  Nerd warning: I love logic and find this stuff interesting. You have been warned.  In logic …

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Learning the rhythm of following the Good Shepherd and being sent out as servant leaders to form disciples. I have never enjoyed drum solos. That statement probably sounds strange from someone who has been playing drums almost 40 years, but I have never connected with them. I generally go to the concession stand or talk …

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Topic: Relationships. Learning top develop deeper and balanced relationships “up” with God, “in” with our community, and “out” with the world. Our relationships can be transformed or renewed over time, even our relationship with God; this is a great blessing and of course a consequence of human development, though broken relationships can bring us pain. And …

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Welcome to a Holy Lent

“I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.”(Book of Common Prayer, 265) Growing up, when I would attend Ash Wednesday service, I was always captivated when the priest …

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Waiting with Jesus

Waiting with Jesus

"Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen." Book of Common Prayer, …

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Gathering in Circles

Gathering in Circles

As the season of Lent is upon us, I want to share my thoughts about one of the most meaningful Lenten moments for me. Last year, on the first Sunday of Lent, I had my Godly Play classroom ready for the children to enter.  The liturgical calendar on the wall had the arrow moved to …

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