Finding a New Year

So planning for this year wasn’t really possible. Who knew what 2020 would hold when we sat down with a pad of paper and wrote out intentions for the year? Obviously, last year we had no clue we would be facing COVID, racial protests and riots brought on by police killings, wildfires that shut down…

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Welcome Home, O You Homeless Ones

As the we enter the last days of the year and turn to Bethlehem and the manger where God will be born, I want to invite you home.    It is an often missed part of the story of God, but one that he puts before his people time and time again, that our spiritual…

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Two Visits and an Anniversary

We have two big visits coming up very soon. One you know.   Our Savior comes! In just a week, we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus. God in a blanket, child of the Holy Spirit, Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace. And we could sure use his presence with us in fresh ways this year.…

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Advent and the Adventure of Joy

There is a beginner workout in CrossFit that is only 20 minutes long.  You do 5 pull-ups , 10 pushups, and 15 air squats. Then you repeat until 20 minutes is up.  It has a name: Cindy. I met Cindy on the internet looking for a way to talk about getting in shape for a…

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Advent and John the Baptist

“Change your minds! Grow up! The Reign of God is at hand!” This coming week we get four beautiful readings that reveal the hope of our faith through the lens of John the Baptist who came to prepare the way for Jesus. John the Baptist was born to Mary’s kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age…

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