Your People
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 00:00:04 -0400

Maybe you woke up thinking about some catastrophe, and you shouted at God, 'These are your people.' Don’t be surprised when God points to them and says, 'They are your people.'

Author: John Edgerton
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Back to School
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:00:02 -0400

Jesus was forever crossing borders visible and invisible, tearing down fences and walls, and enlarging pastures so that all could live in safety, peace and plenty.

Author: Molly Baskette
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The Leaf
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:03 -0400

Does the leaf know the changing seasons, the looming changes, the shifting light? Does it welcome the transformation? Do we notice and have the courage to welcome change?

Author: Phiwa Langeni
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Always Dealing with God
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:00:05 -0400

In crisis, we might be tempted to blame or belittle God. But Eugene Peterson suggests that current events call us to 'immediate awareness that … we are always dealing with God.'

Author: Bob Thompson
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A Serious Question for a Horrible Day
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0400

On this day, of all days, we repent of our divisive ways, we commit to cooperate instead of conspire, and we find our security in the God of Many Names and No Borders.

Author: Vicki Kemper
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Noonday Demon
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:00:03 -0400

If you’ve been gripped by self-doubt and felt the overwhelming urge to run and hide, Psalm 91 says, 'Go for it!' Imagine God as a big ol’ bird with a down chest to snuggle against.

Author: Vince Amlin
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Ditch Happens
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:00:02 -0400

It’s easy to aspire to be the Good Samaritan. It requires deeper, spiritual work to relate to the one who feels abandoned in the ditch. But ditch happens. To all of us.

Author: Lillian Daniel
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Shadow Blessings
Sun, 08 Sep 2019 00:00:03 -0400

In the eyes of God, “darkness” is not an underbelly, not an underdog position, not a thing to fear. Darkness is healing space, resting space, uninterrupted space for blessings.

Author: Kaji Douša
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Enemies
Sat, 07 Sep 2019 00:00:02 -0400

Holy One, when we encounter trouble and opposition, help us to know if it’s because we’re following your will or our own.

Author: Tony Robinson
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Paradox
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:00:03 -0400

God is so much more than you or I can imagine. And so you and I, created in the divine image, are much more than we can imagine, too.

Author: Jennifer Brownell
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Biblical Marriage?
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:00:01 -0400

Many a heart has been tuned more closely to God through interfaith exploration. Because God is bigger than any one religion. And all of them.

Author: Matt Laney
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Not A Book, A Bottle
Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:00:01 -0400

Of all the things God tracks, merits and sins are the least. Our griefs in life and love, our tossings and tears—those God carefully collects. Not in a book, but in a bottle.

Author: Mary Luti
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Expiration Date
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 00:00:04 -0400

For all of us engaged in the fights to establish peace and justice, it's reassuring to know that our efforts are not in vain. The reigns of evil are only seasonal.

Author: Kenneth Samuel
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The Diet That Will Change Your Life
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:00:03 -0400

There are good reasons to be mindful about food. Almost none of them are of ultimate import. None of them are going to get you what I suspect you may really be starving for.

Author: Quinn Caldwell
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Ego Issues
Sun, 01 Sep 2019 00:00:04 -0400

Pride was not created for human beings, according to Sirach. For whom then—or for what—was pride created? For the sun or the tree or the bird? Or perhaps for the Holy Eternal One.

Author: Rachel Hackenberg
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