“When Jesus heard this news he withdrew by boat to a lonely place on his own.” – Matthew 14:13, New Revised Jerusalem Bible This little verse in between the stories of John the Baptist’s beheading (the news Jesus heard) and the feeding of the five thousand is one I return to again and again.  It…

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Are you worn down this week? After the headlines and the slow pressure cooker of being socially distanced and the world’s renegotiating of the social contract, are you feeling exhausted or exhilarated?  We are followers of Jesus Christ. All this summer as we have been reading Paul’s letter to the Romans, we have been faced…

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I want to make it official. This is a weird year to be celebrating. It is always strange to celebrate in a desert with fire anything, especially in July. And this year, the world is on fire. The question growing up in a more rural and usually wetter place was whether you put a fire…

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Here We Go Again: COVID 19 Second Peak In our house, I had a ridiculous rule for the kids. As a family, we would never watch a movie that was part two of a cartoon. No Barbie Princess 2. They could watch it when I was not around, but no adults should have to be…

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