Face to Face
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:05 -0500

All the written words in the world cannot substitute for the poignancy of personal interaction.

Author: Rachel Hackenberg
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Until the Morning Star Rises in Your Heart
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:01 -0500

Hold on to this liberating truth through your doubt and suffering, until the morning star rises in your heart and you can’t help but share your song with the world.

Author: Vicki Kemper
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Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:00:04 -0500

Our neighbors are generous and loving. The world as God envisions it is near. Fluff wins. Repent of fearmongering, and believe it.

Author: Vince Amlin
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My First Hobby
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 00:00:03 -0500

I suspect Claude Monet would have painted lilies differently if he had been paddling through sedge against the current of the muddy Mississippi river in an inflatable kayak.

Author: Lillian Daniel
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No Tears Left
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:04 -0500

It’s not all up to me. Or to you, either. When the well is dry, someone else has a drop left to give. That drop is God incarnate, Word made flesh, help in the very time of trial.

Author: Kaji Dousa
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Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:03 -0500

Most everything happens slowly, especially change in our lives and in our churches. God has God’s own time and schedule. My job is to do my job and let God be God.

Author: Tony Robinson
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Rejoicing Instead of Complaining
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:01 -0500

Complaint doesn’t have to be our default. I’m learning from friends that there is always reason to rejoice in the goodness of God, even when nothing seems to be going their way.

Author: Jennifer Brownell
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Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:04 -0500

Jesus both lowers and elevates. That’s how the gospel works: the high are humbled and the lowly lifted so all stand on the same level.

Author: Matthew Laney
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Mon, 04 Nov 2019 00:00:02 -0500

Sometimes I think Christian life consists not so much in right thinking and good deeds, but in a flustered objection to divine humility and a daily consent to the unthinkable.

Author: Mary Luti
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Don’t Pray for Me
Sun, 03 Nov 2019 01:00:02 -0400

Prayer has never been, and prayer will never be, a substitute for accountability.

Author: Kenneth Samuel
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Jesus Can Be a Little Much
Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:00:03 -0400

Lovey-dovey Jesus doesn’t do much for me. But a Jesus that’s holy and grumpy, empathetic and impatient, who has no time for my bull? I’ll follow him anywhere.

Author: Quinn Caldwell
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Better Together
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400

God, we give thanks for those who recognize our faults, and who embrace us and feed us anyway.

Author: Maria Mankin
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Christ the Couturier
Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:03 -0400

Is character something we can put on and cast off as easily as a thrift store find? Is there integrity to this fashion show? Let compassion, kindness, humility be our favorite outfits.

Author: Molly Baskette
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Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

Alexa is fundamentally a disguise, set up to give humans the power we think we deserve. God is fundamentally not a disguise, but one who connects with us by choice.

Author: Donna Schaper
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Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:01 -0400

When your power depends on having no surprises, it will take a huge effort to keep control. Note to self: when I’m scared of the unknown, it’s time to pray.

Author: John Nelson
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