You Can't Kill Off A Main Character

I found myself in a vicious cycle last night. I was watching a show which continuously ended on a cliff-hanger, and worse for me, a scary one. I didn’t want to go to sleep until the show had a happy resolution so I wouldn’t have nightmares. (I turn 28 in a couple weeks, maybe I’ll be a grow-up then.) So finally, just before 3 am the show came to the very happy conclusion… of killing the main charact…

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Juggling Act

I will extol you, my God and King,           and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you,           and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;           his greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:1-3 If you’re anything like me, there is a general sense of busyness in your day-to-day life. A feeling that if you stop moving, something will surely go undone. I suppos…

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Witness

Today's lectionary wrapped up a story that got started over the weekend, one that I'm sure we're all reasonably familiar with. Jesus has continued his journey through the country of Samaria, which was typically frowned upon by the Jewish people. To say that the Samaritans and the Jews didn't get along would be understating it. They had some real personal issues. So typically Jews would travel…

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Power

*Hello friends! I'm really excited to introduce you to Catie Tomb! Catie is in the confirmation class this term, and is reading the same daily lectionary that our blog staff has been working through, so we asked her to share her thoughts on the verse that stuck out most to her! If you are like me, and think that what follows is reason for hope in the present and future of the church, join us on…

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Loving and Forgiving

Has anyone else noticed our tendency to look at God almost as if he’s two people, or suffers from multiple personality disorder? The “Old Testament God” is angry, judging, passing out laws and punishing those who don’t follow them. But the “New Testament God” is different God, all full of love and care and forgiveness. What’s up with this Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde view of God? Is it possible that the “New Testamen…

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