The Days are Surely Coming

The pandemic has shut down lots of things over the past year, churches are just a part of that. And it’s not only about services, of course, it’s events, dinners, small groups. Yes, being “the church” isn’t about a place or a building and we are discovering new ways of...

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Snakes on a Plain

There’s a pretty bizarre story about snakes in the Bible. Not the one in the garden, these snakes are out in the desert. It’s part of the story of the Hebrews being led out of Egypt by Moses and cared for by God in the wilderness. Goes something like this....

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Saying it again for the first time

It’s no secret that I like to re-engage Bible stories in ways that might make them speak more meaningfully to our lives today. I think we need to constantly be doing that, sometimes over and over and even over again. How else will we find what’s true in the story,...

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Faith, Trust, and Imagination

One of the ways that I’m observing Lent is with an “Ash Wednesday to Easter in a Photo a Day” calendar. The idea is to visualize a word-a-day: one takes time to reflect on a word for the day and then take a photo that captures your thoughts about it....

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All the Colours of Lent

How’s your Lent going? I know, we’re just getting started. But it’s good to check in – when stepping out into the wilderness, the first step can be a pretty big one. The gospel story of Jesus going into the wilderness is the inspiration for the season of Lent. I...

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Lent: A Journey Through Covenants

Here’s “Lent: A Journey Through Covenants.” Lent is a time for reflection and introspection, considering our relationship with God, ourselves and each other. Join us as we explore the theme of “covenant” each week, with some creative ways to explore Lent for yourself and to explore yourself this Lent. Download...

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Part of the Story

The season of Epiphany ends this week with Transfiguration Sunday. We entered it with a shining star and we leave it with a shining star. The season of revealing is now followed by the season of introspection, of self-examination. Now that we’ve had a time of learning about how God...

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Here’s a Good Reminder

You deserve a break today. And if you can read that without thinking of the rest of the McDonald’s jingle, you’re probably really young. McDonald’s ran that as their tag line from 1970 to 2014, finally retiring it after forty-four years. Of course, it’s more than just a slogan, it’s...

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Time for Tears

I cry. Some who know me might find that hard to believe, but most likely not, I think. Probably too many moments noticing that I paused just a little too long while trying to share something emotional. There’s been a lot of crying lately. That there was cause, I wish...

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The Kind of Story We Need Right Now

I think today’s a good day to hear the story of Jonah. You might remember Jonah from Sunday school as the guy in the whale. He’s probably one of the most familiar bible characters, especially with children, because of that part of his story. His story makes for, well, great...

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