What we have

But the story of the widow isn’t about giving money. Not exactly.This is a message about giving what you have and that being enough. Because many of us spend a lot of time worrying about measuring up to other people and measuring up for God. We look at what we do and we look at […]

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Out of their wealth, out of her poverty.

“They all gave out of their wealth,” Jesus said. (See the start of this story from yesterday). Which makes sense. It’s the only way to give. You take your money and you see what you can live on and you give a portion to God. Church people often talk about a tithe, about 10%. You give […]

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The Most.

Jesus was sitting with his disciples after a day of teaching in the temple. He’d just been talking with a Jewish teacher about the most important commandment. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” And, he […]

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Rest

In the United States, clocks got set back an hour last Sunday. As a result, people have been disoriented all week long. In that context, we had an election. As a result, people have been disgruntled all week long. In that context, the weather has changed, Christmas music has started, Halloween candy is disappearing too […]

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Reflection on a dry morning.

I was staring at Psalm 63. Not really reading it. Focusing was hard, early Saturday morning. So I was just staring. Some phrases are familiar to me. I’ve read this song before. It’s somewhat hopeful, somewhat mournful. But you know that feeling when you can’t make your brain engage and you sit staring at the […]

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