Didn’t you promise?

“Cross my heart and hope to die. Stick a needle in my eye.”  Our promises use to mean something.  As children, we took our commitment– no matter how trivial or time- sensitive– seriously.  We meant what we said with our little mouths about a rumor we had heard or the score of last night’s game.  […]

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Community Building

While I write on a variety of subjects and interests, recently, I have narrowed my theological focus to community.  I have been walking with several words and ideas for years now.  They have only had a place in my head though talking it out on paper has been my practice.  Honestly, I am waiting for […]

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Think About It

The ministry of reconciliation is not one for which our hands go up easily or quickly. There seems always to be a shortage of willing participants.  We are not standing in line to talk about the hurts and wounds, to have hard conversations, to pick away at our stony hearts.  And finding leaders is just […]

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Think again and again

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.  To make a deep physical path, we walk again an again.  To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate […]

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The Real ‘Big Brother’

“He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” ~ Colossians 1.15, NRSV Named for the fictional character in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty- Four, the CBS reality television show “Big Brother” is now under surveillance after comments from cast members spark discussions on social media on white privilege and overt […]

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The Sound Eye

“The eye is the lamp of the body.  So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If then the light in your is darkness, how great is the darkness!” ~ Matthew 6.22-23 The eyes do […]

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The Mind’s Service

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” ~Romans 12.2, King James Version “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], […]

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