Compassion

If the most trying and difficult moments of your life were captured on video, what do you think would others see? Gripping fear and a loss of nerve? Anger that spills over into words or actions you may regret? Or when pushed beyond your limits, under pressure and great stress,...

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The Image of God

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Countless times a day, when we look into a mirror it is not to consider the brilliance of our creation, but most often to fix our hair, make some adjustment, apply makeup, or cover over some aspect of ourselves...

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Kayla Mclurg

Who Are You?

I saw this post today from Kayla Mclurg from Church of the Savior and just had to pass it on. Enjoy! Luke 7:1-10 Who are you, really? How likely is it that we will ever know each other, really? It is so much easier to make assumptions, to tuck each...

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the foreigner among us

The Foreigner Among Us

“The Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed. 18 He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives...

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lent

“What are you giving up for lent?”

In just a couple of days (Ash Wednesday), we will begin the 40 day season known as Lent. Many associate this time leading up to Easter as a time for giving stuff up like caffeine, sugar, cigarettes, or some other bad habit we’re trying to curb or break. And while...

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Cell Phone Rehab

It’s funny, we live in a time where we have never been more connected to each other: Heck, most of us have texted, instagrammed, snapchated, facebooked, and or tweeted before we’ve even finished our breakfast and started our day. And that’s just the beginning. Our cell phones have become like...

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listen to your life

Listen To Your Life

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments,...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“I Have Decided to Stick With Love”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Dr. King was one of the most eloquent speakers and gifted leaders we have ever known. His vision coupled with his commitment to actualize his dream no matter the cost has inspired real change and...

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you're better than that

You’re Better Than That

“You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world” Sometimes it is difficult to believe in yourself because you know every thought, every action or inaction, every disappointment and failure you have ever had and each of them carries a certain weight, especially if you...

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Merry Christmas

If You Want

If You Want   Today, on Christmas I offer this poem from St. John of the Cross for you to reflect on as you open to the possibilities of Emmanuel coming to you and making his home in your life. Merry Christmas everybody! If you want the Virgin will come walking...

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