Grounded
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 00:00:02 -0400

Someone wise said that walking is just controlled falling. When we put one foot in front of the other, we control our falling every time we move. We make a decision to move on.

Author: Donna Schaper
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Radical Rest-Taking
Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:00:01 -0400

The gifts of sabbath are radically subversive and exceedingly compassionate. In a society that values constant achievement and over-functioning, sabbath keeps us intact.

Author: Phiwa Langeni
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The Relief of Facts
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:03 -0400

Maybe it was a miracle. Maybe it was magic. Or maybe it was this: maybe Moses just forced them to truly examine at what they were dealing with: not vampires, but snakes.

Author: Quinn Caldwell
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Honest to God
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:01 -0400

I wonder if Jesus prayed the psalms in the days before going to Jerusalem. I wonder if it gave him comfort that he could be that honest with God about his terror and grief.

Author: Talitha Arnold
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Noah's Advice
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:17 -0400

I miss the future. All I can see is a different future: the end of the office, the end of school, the end of church. The end. We are on this journey without a map, without guides.

Author: Donna Schaper
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The Hard Stuff
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:02 -0400

We’re not terribly interested in the hard stuff of life, are we? Fortunately, it is the nature of God to go straight into and through the hardest stuff, so we know we are not alone.

Author: Tony Robinson
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Everything Is Changing
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:02 -0400

The pandemic is revealing, once again, what really matters, and what the good gifts of life are that don’t arrive by two-day shipping.

Author: Molly Baskette
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Provoking Love
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:00:03 -0400

During this Lenten season, I commit to inserting joy and laughter into my daily fight for justice and peace. I commit to saying ‘thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry.’

Author: Marilyn Pagán-Banks
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Sometimes Too Much is Just Right
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:00:01 -0400

While Martha served dinner, Mary sat on the floor and poured fragrant perfume over Jesus’ feet. To some, her behavior seemed over-the-top. But sometimes too much is just right.

Author: Martha Spong
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In This Economy?
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:02 -0400

There is enough wealth to care for the sick and the poor, the hospital and the small business, the grandparent and the grandchild. Not if we continue with business as usual.

Author: Vince Amlin
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The Last Duet
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:03 -0400

Grandma was the first person who taught me about the power of agape love, and I believe the legacy of her agape love and persistent joy is still saving my life every day.

Author: Marchae Grair
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Watered by Tears
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0400

God, you do not cause us to suffer. Instead, you take the suffering we are given and plant it in the soil of your transforming grace and mercy. May we rejoice in the harvest.

Author: Jennifer Brownell
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A Jar of Oil
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:01 -0400

Let’s not pretend with one another that loving God means you will never be broke. Because I’m not the only person of faith who ignores the 1-800 numbers of creditors calling.

Author: Rachel Hackenberg
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In Every Respect
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:02 -0400

Being tested turned Jesus tender. As we struggle every day, driven by fears, distracted by shiny objects, overcrowded with longings, doing the best we can, Jesus sympathizes.

Author: Mary Luti
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Thought, Word, and Deed
Sun, 22 Mar 2020 00:00:04 -0400

What thoughts floating around your head cause you to sink into a kind of low-grade, chronic hell? And keep you from being somewhat less than a living sacrifice to God?

Author: Christina Villa
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