Straining, Striving, Struggling…STOP.

This past week I was reading in Mark 6. Jesus had gone off for some time alone with the Father. He had sent his disciples across the lake with the promise of catching up with them later. Later, likely in the middle of the night, Jesus looked out across the lake and scripture tells us, “He…

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Calming Promises from the Prince of Peace

Bethlehem was all hustle and bustle as people from all over returned to pay their taxes. Street vendors saw the opportunity and likely set up early. Inn managers were a mix of excited and stressed as their rooms filled to capacity. Tax collectors saw dollar signs as people entered the streets of the ancient city…

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How Do You Want to Show Up?

If you were to choose a handful of words to describe our country’s current cultural context, what words would you choose? Anxious, fearful, angry, confused, chaotic, divisive, polarized?  After watching the Presidential debates, I felt like I needed a shower to scrub off the filth of blaming, shaming, insults, and interruptions. Quite frankly, the bar-room…

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