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Nostalgia, gratitude, and the most important job I've ever had

Nostalgia, gratitude, and the most important job I've ever had

It is the job of all parents to teach their children about faith. And those who are members of churches have chosen to tackle that job in community,.  I believe that is the best decision you could have made. And I wonder, when your children graduate, will you be able to list all these things in which your children have participated that have helped to guide and mold them into faithful disciples? I hope so. Parenting is the most important job you will ever have.

Meditation 5.13.15

Meditation 5.13.15

It is better to lose heaven than to lose the nearness of God! For “Our Father, who art in heaven” means precisely “Our Father, who art present here on earth.” 

Baltimore and Our Collective Soul

Baltimore and Our Collective Soul

The collective soul of America is broken.  So when a Baltimore episode erupts into flame, why are we so surprised? Our collective soul needs healing.

Does Government Really Need to Prop Up Jesus?

Does Government Really Need to Prop Up Jesus?

Why is it that so many Christians think we need the government to prop up Jesus?  If Christians won’t defend Sunday as a priority - our day of worship – why should we expect the culture to do it for us?

Thanks be to God for People who Knit and Sew and Crochet

Thanks be to God for People who Knit and Sew and Crochet

They knit, they crochet, they sew. And in so-doing, they are bringing healing, hope and comfort to those who grieve and those who are sick. They bring peace to those who are lonely or afraid. Their prayers are in their handiwork.

The Warmth of Ash Wednesday on a Frigid Night

The Warmth of Ash Wednesday on a Frigid Night

Why can’t I ever remember that it doesn’t matter how many people show up? It’s not about our work or our effort. It is really about creating space for people to draw closer to God. Ahhh, that’s right. It’s about God.

God Hears ALL Prayers

God Hears ALL Prayers

I believe God hears all human prayers -- even from humans whose understanding is limited by our finitude. Maybe that's all of us?

Chocolate Cake Generosity

Generosity of spirit can be expressed in many ways.  A recipe for chocolate cake is one delicious example.   Russ Dean remembers great recipes from his childhood and shares one from Faye Curtis.