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The Fallacy of Finished

Nothing is ever really finished. Instead, everything is in process. This is why we can purchase “new and improved” products for our homes, a new “version” of a car, or updates for our phones. We...

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The Soul that Loves

The soul that walks in love neither tires others nor grows tired. St. John of the Cross   -

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Open for Life

A basic disposition of life is whether we are open or closed off. When we are closed off, we fight for everything we can get. Subtle fear grips us because life might not happen the...

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He was to overthrow Israel’s enemies. That was the hope. The Jewish people expected a Messiah who would set them free. They knew things were not the way they were supposed to be. Their...

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First Steps toward Revitalization

I have become convinced that the first steps toward revitalization includes focusing on the mission and vision of a church. The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ...

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Advent Preparation

The day after Thanksgiving. Some celebrate it as Black Friday. I’ve done that a couple of times, but now, I want to stay as far away as possible. Now  I celebrate this day with...

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More than Imitation

I’ve heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Jesus should be ecstatic. After all, a number of years ago there was a campaign that went viral called...

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Using a Chromebook

Around March of this past year I was in the market for a new laptop. My laptop had seen better days and I was getting frustrated with the fan continuing to come on for,...