Missed Connections

There is a section of the popular website Craigslist that brings me great joy to browse from time to time. It’s called missed connections. The idea is that two strangers meet somewhere in the world, even if only for a second or two, and at least one person falls in love but fails to act before the encounter is over. So this person, in what must be a totally desperate attempt to right the wrongs o…

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Sharing Stories

A few weeks ago those of you who joined us in worship got to hear from some amazing students that I have the privilege of working with in our confirmation class. We call our confirmation class here at Westminster Storyline for two major reasons: 1) The convention Ed and I go to every year gave away a ton of free graphics with the storyline title a few years ago, and more importantly 2) stories…

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Blessing Your Kids

As we’ve been talking about prayer this month, I’ve been thinking about how we might use prayer to help protect our kids. The world is a scary place – and I don’t know about you, but it feels to me like there are just so very many frightening and potentially bad things to worry about when we send our kids out on their own, whether it’s to school (nursery school or college, or anything in between),…

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The Labyrinth

You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11, NRSV)* Our spiritual growth is a journey, a path. It is rarely a straight line from point a to point b. Instead it is usually circuitous with some detours along the way, filled with joy and sorrow, fulfillment and frustration. Regardless of where our path leads and…

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Pray with your kids part two

Last week we talked about listening for God – which is not an easy thing, I’ll grant you. So – here are some possible ways to help your children listen for God. (And it’s just possible you might like these too…) The hard part of listening for God for many of us is the whole need to be quiet. Not just to stop talking (although that might be hard enough) – but also to quiet our minds. I don’t know about you – b…

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