Love Always

Frederick Buechner, esteemed writer, poet, and theologian said that “If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see...

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The Essential Element

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 What we read in the book of Hebrews is echoed throughout the New Testament: Hospitality is an essential element of...

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Self Evident Truths

Racism is sin and black lives matter. Neither one of these convictions should be hard to grasp for people of faith who read the Bible and take Jesus seriously. If we believe, as the book of Genesis tells us, that God created all people in God’s...

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A Light in the Darkness

“When the time came to completion, God sent His Son …”  Galatians 4:4 According to the way Christians in the church mark time, the season of Advent began on November 29.  In a very real and profound sense, though, it feels like we have been...

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Grace in the Wind

I love it when I’m driving down the road and see a big, shaggy dog with its head out the window, tongue flapping in the wind. It seems so free to me, so unconcerned and pure. Maybe I love it so much because I used to do it as a kid. I would...

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