We’re going to need a bigger heart

  Does it feel tight in here or is it just me?  It feels like the walls are closing in, like fences are about to rain down on me, like bridges are being stolen in the middle of the night.  I’ve lost my place again.  Now where were we? The distance between us and them […]

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Race and reconciliation do not go together

“16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! […]

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The Price of Community

Why is it so hard for us to live together in unity?  Unity is a short word and such a nice word.  Still, it really is easier said than done. No matter our good intentions and in spite of our best efforts, it’s difficult to maintain unity in our homes and communities.  Working together at […]

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Overruled by Love

Baltimore, Maryland is burning.  Protesters and looters have flooded the streets in response to the questionable death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.  Stores have been vandalized, buildings and police cars set on fire.  A state of emergency has been declared and the National Guard have been called in. Tanks, rubber bullets, tear gas, […]

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Just do right

These three words are Maya Angelou’s and they have inspired this morning’s post.  I don’t know about you but I search for wisdom.  And as is evident in her three words, it does not take many.  I don’t need a long or grand speech, just a couple of thought-filled and authentic words can release me […]

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Begin with the end in mind

“From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! […]

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Eric Deggans shows us “How to talk about race”

Author and journalist, Eric Deggans leads a discussion on race at a Ted talk in Bloomington and puts the social construct in its place.  Well- informed and well- intentioned, he makes the uncomfortable conversation comfortable and invites us all to “jump in.”

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