A prayer for Epiphany.

God. You know more of the story than I do. More of my story. More of our stories. You know what has happened and what is happening and what will happen. Yesterday we read about wise men meeting you, Jesus, after a long journey. They saw you, they honored you, they went on their journey […]

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Go for the comfortable shoes.

Let’s go back to the process of getting dressed, a process Paul talks about in Colossians 3. Paul suggests that rather than putting on loud boots to trample on each other’s will, put on shoes with the soles that combine long-wearing patience and unobtrusive gentleness. As someone who runs and someone who walks a lot […]

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A shirt made of compassion and kindness.

We talked yesterday about the pattern of growth described for Jesus and Samuel. So how can we grow in the middle of the chaos of life, the changes in schedules and roles? Paul outlines a series of ways to live in Colossians 3. If we think about these as capacities to develop, as skills to […]

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Jesus, Samuel and the start of a new year.

I’m not sure how 2018 was for you, but many people I know and love would say that the year has not been kind to them. There have been deaths and accidents and illnesses. People have moved, jobs have changed, relationships have changed. There are others who have had kind years. New babies, new relationships, […]

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