What if the blessing isn’t earned?

Yesterday, our Gospel reading was from Matthew 5. It took me back to a couple of posts I wrote on the text. I decided it was worth sharing. +++ Jesus says “Blessed” nine times at the beginning of a lesson he starts teaching in Matthew five. We look at this list, which is often called […]

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A prayer for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany

God- Some of us feel foolish all the time. We feel insecure and powerless and overwhelmed. We’re just looking for things to make sense. We’re just looking for someone to trust. We’re just looking for a sign from you. And you know we’d do just about anything to get your help. We’d do just about […]

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Snow day. (Sometimes it’s okay)

Years ago, I read about a college president who had a practice of placing a statue of a fox in the college quad on a random snowy day. When it happened, classes were canceled for the day. Papers that would have been due were not. Speeches that would have been given were not. And because […]

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Elk River (Part 3)

Rich Dixon takes us back to Elk River for more reflection. +++ As usual, God had a different plan when we met Kelley on Friday evening. I talked about The Dream. The audience asked lots of questions about the bike, my injury, how we’d gotten to this point. Then we were overwhelmed when Kelley shared […]

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