Advent’s Invitation

  I wrote this poem in 2006 and I post it each year at the beginning of Advent…mostly for myself. By this time in the year my mind is often noisy. I have become impatient and entitled. I have been swept up into the pace of Christmas and it’s trappings. So read ahead if you’d […]

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Interruptions

Chances are you checked your calendar this morning making mental notes of your meetings and appointments. You probably have an idea of what your day will look like. And if you’re like me, you don’t always welcome interruptions. I was reading a story about Jesus this morning from Matthew 9. He was approached by a […]

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The Ancient Roots of the Lord’s Supper

Today at sundown the Jewish people will begin to celebrate Passover. As you probably know, Passover comemorates God’s intervention and their release from slavery in Egypt. According to Exodus 12, the tenth plague was the most horrific. The eldest child in every family would die unless a lamb was killed and its blood was brushed […]

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A Huge Blunder in the Balcony

I am incredibly grateful for the church I grew up in. I was loved, nutured, encouraged, corrected, and challenged there. We had traditions that were both local and denominational. The middle schoolers always did a living nativity scene during Christmas. There was always an Easter pageant. We had summer camps and winter retreats. Our Sunday […]

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