Revisiting King’s Dream

With the New Year, there is talk of resolutions, reading lists and new Bible study series (Well, maybe the last one isn’t on the minds of most people.).  Ann Voskamp provides a thoughtful and engaging means to consider those things that we have resolved to do.  It can become more than a to- do list if […]

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Go Lower

F. B. Meyer said, “I used to think that God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other and that the taller we grew in Christian character the easier we should reach them. I find now that God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other, and that it is not a question of growing […]

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Count your blessings

“Give thanks in all circumstances.” ~ First Thessalonians 5.18, NRSV We have no problem counting the days of children but the days of adults prove difficult, embarrassing even. Our milestones are often covered up: the first gray hair, the first pain that won’t go away, the first time we could no longer do this or […]

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“Give Me Your Eyes”: How Race Defiles Us

… for they will see God.” Unlike most persons I talk to, I think about race in order to discern ways to never think about it again.  I talk about race in order to eradicate it from conversations about human identity and the ways in which we relate to each other.  I assert that we […]

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Seeing is Saying

“I refuse to be intimidated by reality anymore.  What is reality?  Nothing but a collective hunch?” ~ Lily Tomlin “Seeing is of course very much a matter of verbalization.” ~ Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek “All the world is window.  No material is opaque.  If we are willing to see– people, circumstances, situations, relationships– […]

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