loved.

On Sunday, the reading was from John 10, where Jesus talked about being a shepherd and caring for his sheep, proactively loving us. So why have a text that talks about God’s deep love for us which comes before our actions? Because most of the mothers I know are concerned about being good enough as […]

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Me in there

I love the book of 1 Samuel. It’s the story of a nation, their bad choices and their flawed leaders. I find myself in those pages too. In chapter 8, the Israelites said they wanted a king, just like the other nations. Samuel, their spiritual leader, told them that this was a stupid choice: “The […]

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Fresh beginnings

As we start a new year, it’s a perfect time to put the bad stuff behind us and start with a beautifully clean slate. There’s something magical about that new number at the end of every date. Many of us will make resolutions about adding new exercise routines. Some will set out to quit a […]

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Bittersweet fun

A new person that came into the group, and she fit a certain stereotype to a T. Her clothing reflected a style that passed out of vogue about 20 years ago. I was powerless. I knew a friend in that group would completely agree with my judgment and be equally amused. So after a tiny […]

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Accept each other

Paul wrote the words, “Therefore, accept each other,” in Romans 15. He was in the midst of helping Jewish Christians accept Gentile Christians. This was a new thing, in many ways. Gentiles were not part of the Jewish faith. In the New Testament, a new way was taught where Gentiles were just as acceptable in […]

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