Love Gives

In 1965 Jackie DeShannon belted out, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love … it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” As followers of Christ we are reminded that God is love and that the greatest commandments are to love God and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  […]

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The Beloved

At both his baptism and transfiguration, Jesus heard the voice of God calling him God’s “own beloved child.” Do we know ourselves to be the beloved children of God? What impact would such an awareness have on our observance of the season of Lent? As we enter a time of truth-seeking in our spiritual lives, […]

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Almost Famous

The Gospel-writer Mark says that after his wonder-working miracles, Jesus’ “fame began to spread.” Was Jesus famous? Almost famous? Is there any spiritual danger in our focusing on fame? Even the fame of Jesus?

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Broken Hallelujahs: I Was Small

Zaccheus was a wee little man …. In just six words the familiar Sunday School song tells us a story. It’s not easy being small in a world that celebrates the bigness of things and people. Have you ever felt small? In our series “Broken Hallelujahs,” we look at the many experiences in life that […]

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Broken Hallelujahs: I Was Invisible

See me. From infancy through the end of life we have a human need to be seen by those around us. When our needs, our dreams, our very presence are completely ignored we begin to feel invisible. The poor man Lazarus was invisible to a wealthy landowner at whose gates he was laid. When have […]

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Broken Hallelujahs: I Was Useless

Our culture rewards us for being accomplished, getting things done, contributing. But some seasons we just feel useless. What does the Gospel have to say about God’s response to the useless? Is there any good news?

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