September 2, 2020

 

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Acts 1-2

It happened on the subway platform in Moscow. I’d been there for weeks and I don’t speak Russian. My ears had been in a sea of gibberish, random sounds that I couldn’t understand. Then, in an instant of clarity, I heard...

August 5, 2020

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Acts 14: 11-22

I’ve been pondering resilience a lot lately. I’m in one of the most difficult seasons of my life, moving my husband into memory care facility due to his decline with dementia. After years of grief and the always-cha...

June 10, 2020

 

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Matthew 4: 17 From that time Jesus began to announce, “Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!”

I’m sensing an increasing awakening for many white Americans. This is a powerful historical moment w...

May 13, 2020

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2 Corinthians 4:7-9, 16-18

What has sustained you in the most difficult seasons or events of your life? Think back on a time that you struggled over something or someone in your life. Or a time when life just pulled the rug out fr...

April 14, 2020

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Luke 24:33-43

In eating, Jesus invites me to live more honestly in my own creatureliness, not as a liability but as a gift.

As a Christian who is United Methodist, sometimes I joke that potluck dinners are one of our sacraments. In...

March 18, 2020

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Luke 8:4-15

As I write this week, we are all re-thinking our individual and collective lives in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s heartening to see people and communities making choices for the well-being of all, even when that...

February 19, 2020

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Mark 10:13-16

GPS series this week looks at Jesus’ kindness as an irresistible attraction, drawing people into his message and way of life. We might call it “one-anothering” – a daily posture that sees, hears, honors a...

January 22, 2020

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Matthew 15: 22-29 (scroll down for scripture text)

In this story Jesus says some pretty shocking things. This picture of Jesus, rejecting a mother pleading for her child, stops us in our tracks. It could have been left out of scri...

December 25, 2019

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Matthew 2: 1-12

Merry Christmas! Christ is born! The star announces Christ’s birth that turns the world upside down.  The star above the manger signals that nothing will be the same, that God-with-us breaks into our score-keepin...

November 27, 2019

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Psalm 30:5-12

What do you weep about? What does your church weep about? What prevents you from weeping? These questions were posed by Rev. Dr. Grace Imathiu, a powerful preacher and biblical scholar, at the Academy for Spiritual...

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