Thanks for Forgetting
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 00:00:05 -0400

We know that sin is not determined by age. I’ve found that sin is the immaturity of being closed to any value that does not serve self-aggrandizement.

Author: Kenneth Samuel
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Reliable Sources
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:00:04 -0400

Jesus asked the religious leaders whether a particular authority came from heaven or from humanity. It’s the first question to ask when we aren’t sure what’s right.

Author: Martha Spong
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You Are So Special, You Know
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:00:01 -0400

Beautiful Grandmother God, thank you for the messengers you send our way again and again and again, to remind us of how special you have made us.

Author: Jennifer Brownell
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Litany of Purpose
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:03 -0400

What is focus? It is the purity of heart that wills one thing. The widow had a lot of that. Focus is behavior that has mission centrality and mission consistency.

Author: Donna Schaper
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Just Love
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:01 -0400

God of love, judgment, bodies, and will: may your word ever be light upon our paths so that we may follow you closely. Amen.

Author: Kaji Dousa
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That Sinking Feeling
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:03 -0400

Suppose Peter was not called out of the boat only to walk on water. Suppose he was called out of the boat to sink, to know his vulnerability?

Author: Matthew Laney
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Longing for Cucumbers
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:03 -0400

The ancient Israelites’ longing for cucumbers was really the longing for home, whether in Egypt or in a new place. I think it’s our longing too, in our strange and fearsome time.

Author: Talitha Arnold
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The Gasp
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:00:02 -0400

To think that – no matter what I’ve done or haven’t, whether I’m ready or unwilling – at the last my eyes will widen in delight, it relieves me unto tears.

Author: Quinn Caldwell
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Remember Me
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:00:01 -0400

I know the God of my grandmother’s prayers is the God of my tearful prayers, and the God who promised to be with Abraham is the same God who continues to be with me.

Author: Marchaé Grair
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If This Is Goodbye
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:04 -0400

I don’t talk much about The End. But I wonder if I should. Who would I be today – to my coworkers, to my family, to myself – if I knew the song were coming to a close?

Author: Vince Amlin
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Kiss by Kiss
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:05 -0400

Scripture says that when our salvation is accomplished and creation is healed, it will be like a reunion of beloveds, like siblings sharing a kiss.

Author: Mary Luti
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Dear God: Do Better
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:05 -0400

Maybe pacing and moaning are the best prayers your uncomforted spirit can offer right now. So offer them. Without embarrassment. Without reserve.

Author: Rachel Hackenberg
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Would Paul Wear a Mask?
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:04 -0400

What I’m free to do and what I ought to do aren’t always the same. Being Christian means willingly giving up some freedoms in order to better care for my neighbor.

Author: John Edgerton
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Real Relationships Renegotiate
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:04 -0400

It’s terrible to feel boxed in to a previous version of yourself. The heart of the gospel is this: everyone gets to grow and change.

Author: Lillian Daniel
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Suffering and Dancing
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 00:00:03 -0400

We each get to decide for ourselves if our personal suffering has had a holy purpose. Joseph was ill-used by his brothers, and yet so much good came of it.

Author: Molly Baskette
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