October 2016

Years ago I was taught the phrase, ‘church house’ when referring to the church building. Implying that the ‘church’ was people. The ‘church house’ was the building. Church houses have stories to tell, just like our homes. I think of…
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September 2016

Whether we are in school or not, we are all touched by the pervasive energy/mania that is known as “Back to School.” All kinds of ‘necessary’ school supplies appear in every store. Entire sections of a store are rearranged to…
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We live in interesting times…

We live in interesting times. Election campaigns divide us and imaginary creatures, based on animated characters created in 1996 in Japan, bring us together. The language of our politics has always tried to polarize us – calling us to choose…
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Thoughts on Elijah’s story and Our Story

Recently, the news has been filled with people proclaiming God’s presence in strong winds, earthquakes and fires. Because those things are scary and out of control, so God must be there.  Wrong.   The horrific shootings in Orlando had nothing…
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May 2016: Soul Feast

Park the car, step onto the sidewalk and behold the beginning of a new vision unfolds. New plants, fresh dirt and mulch. The smell of newly watered freshness fills the air. New grasses. Lantana. Small trees gaining new leaves each…
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April 2016: Maybe All is Not Lost

I was listening to Galileo Christian Church’s CD Maybe All is Not Lost. We received this in December as a Christmas gift from Galileo. The description notes say that this album is intended as a worship experience, not a playlist…
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