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From Darkness To Light | Week 3

Historically the third Sunday of Advent calls us to “bear fruit worthy of repentance.” I don’t like the word “worthy” it smacks of shame, judgement, and exclusion. But then I dig a little about its meaning, history, and context. Worthy

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From Darkness to Light | Week 2

I love Christmas lights on houses. They represent to me the joy and anticipation of the Advent season; a season where we are called to prepare and make ourselves ready for the Christ child to be born, once more, into

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From Darkness to Light | Week 1

“I found my way back to the way of life, the journey on which — it suddenly occurred to me — every juncture appears to be but another beginning.” Scott Cairns in Short Trip to the Edge: A Pilgrimage to

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Thanksgiving Day

I believe that gratitude is one of the cornerstones of the Christian life. At times this has seemed too ordinary of a practice to sustain such a complex relationship as our relationship to God and one another. Over the years

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Enough | Week 4

In the end, simplicity and generosity are virtues that open the door to the fruit of the Spirit called Joy! Less clutter means more room, more margin, and more space for us to pay attention to what God is doing

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Enough | Week 2

Generosity is grounded in our connection to one another as the body of Christ, and in our desire to share God’s mercy and love with all whom we encounter. However, there are practical struggles that come with this. In my

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Enough | Week 1

Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as

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Outlier at Grace

Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his

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