Do You Hear What I Hear?

Hearing the message can sometimes be difficult. Jesus is essentially telling his community, “Look, you guys know what’s required of you. What I’m here to do is to share that message with a wide range of folks, to share the covenant with THEM.” “God’s umbrella,” he might have added, “is

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Come Now to the Water

All are welcome to the waters of baptism.  Living into baptism waters means we change, from the inside.  John’s call is real if we take seriously the life changing nature of the sacrament. And we should.  It may be the very thing to change our world.

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Coming of Age

“Don’t you know, I would be at my Father’s house?” An honest and direct answer given by the child, Jesus.  Growing up, the son of God reminds us there is always listening and learning as well as asking and wondering to do.  A great reminder as we begin to set

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Planting God’s Praise Garden

We are called to comfort those who mourn, to give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, to rebuild the old ruins, to take the rubble left behind and make it new.  The realm of God is near, and we are on the way.

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The Heart of Who God Is

The full arc of God’s story set in scripture brings about full salvation and restoration. Our hope is ignited when we are reminded of this truth and lean into full communion with God.

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God Abides

Come along, settle in the season of Advent is up on us. Yes, it’s different. We invite you to imagine from a different perspective which may turn out to be a gift for our faith.

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Saved by the Whale Tale

It would be nice to take this well known story, wrap it up in a bow and move along.  Like Jonah, many of us are stuck in our preconceptions and can fail to risk changing our perspectives.

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