This Land Is Our Land
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:02 -0400

Land is not mine or yours or theirs or ours. Land belongs to God, who gifts it to us, who lets us dwell in places. No one wins when we steal God’s land from one another.

Author: Donna Schaper
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Powers and Principalities
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

Put on the full armor of God in the struggle against evil. Just be sure it’s God’s Adversary you’re struggling against, and not God’s children.

Author: John Edgerton
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Stubborn Loyalty
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:02 -0400

What if—instead of quitting the communities that fail us (church, PTA, book club)—we practice stubborn loyalty, trusting that the crucible will make us all stronger and gentler?

Author: Molly Baskette
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Active Ingredient
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Gratitude challenges the status quo and disrupts injustice. Gratitude calls us into a new way of living and being, for the healing of the world.

Author: Phiwa Langeni
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The Facebook Creep
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:00:02 -0400

Anger is a valid emotion, yet stewing in anger can eat away at our wholeness. Stewing in anger through Facebook creeping can hurt our journeys toward healing.

Author: Marchae Grair
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The Power of Being Prayed For
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

Thoughts and prayers get a bad rap these days, but being prayed for is very powerful when we feel disconnected and disempowered. What might happen if you ask for prayer?

Author: Vicki Kemper
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Don't Kill the Messenger
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

When something stresses me out, my inclination is to ignore it. But when the smallest provocation angers me, it’s a sure sign that there’s a reality I am trying to deny.

Author: Vince Amlin
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Bed Bugs
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400

When Jesus said, “Do not store up treasures on earth,” I don’t think he wasn’t talking about people who live on little. Jesus was talking to the pampered people, like me.

Author: Lillian Daniel
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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

The beauty of the Holy Trinity is that it pushes us past definitions for God—beyond protector God, beyond tangible Jesus, beyond surprising Spirit. Because we need them all.

Author: Kaji Douša
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Doubting Your Doubt
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:03 -0400

Is doubt to be accepted or rejected in faith? When does doubt indicate humility, the willingness to be wrong? And when doubt mask as fear, the unwillingness to take risks in faith?

Author: Tony Robinson
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Let the Spirit of the Lord Rise
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

Living right doesn’t save us from harm. Job was a blameless man, but his friends said he must have deserved his misfortune. May our faith never blame victims for their suffering.

Author: Kaji Douša
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Sleepy Jesus
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 00:00:05 -0400

Many of us could use more sleep. Maybe Jesus teaches us to be faithful nappers, so confident and well-rested in divine presence that we are not sunk by every crisis that assails us.

Author: Matt Laney
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Projecting Francis
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Francis of Assisi wasn’t all peace songs and birdbaths. He questioned Christians’ docility in the face of wrong and contested our easy sentimentality about God.

Author: Mary Luti
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Triumph of the Meek
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:00:03 -0400

The work of reform needs quiet fighters as well as front line mavericks. Meekness is not weakness in the perseverance toward change.

Author: Kenneth Samuel
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Extra Credit
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

I’d love to be perfect, God, but we both know that’s not going to happen. Help me pass with a B+ is all I ask.

Author: Quinn Caldwell
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