A prayer for the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

God. We come to you today aware that we are not perfect. We hate to say that out loud, not because we think we are perfect, we know we are not.But when we say it out loud, we are a little afraid that you or someone else will say, “It’s about time you noticed.”And will […]

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Two funerals in one week

Jon often writes about grieving and loss. Being a hospital chaplain brings him into close proximity to those who are in the final chapter of their lives. A few weeks ago was my opportunity to brush closely against death. The first loss was expected, though the timing was unknown beforehand. Our friend’s father endured a […]

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A short review and recommitment.

“What do you want to keep doing?”“What do you want to start doing?”“What do you want to stop doing?” Three questions from Jon Acuff’s Instagram account the other day, three questions to ask moving into a new month. For those of us who started doing things at the beginning of the new year, those are […]

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Week 1: Complete

Rich Dixon finishes the first week of his ride. +++ A reflection about last week’s post, to finally complete the first week of our 1500-mile ride: I won’t romanticize 35 years of paralysis; being confined to a wheelchair stinks. It’s painful and frustrating. I believe God can heal my injury. I’m NOT thankful for the […]

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Already, the kingdom.

Here’s what I think was happening on that hillside. Jesus sat down up on a hillside. His closest friends came and sat down with him. He looked around at their faces. He looked around at their hearts. And he knew what was in each. And he started to talk. As he looked first at one […]

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