it is easy to forget

We had a conversation tonight about a difficult book. There were 6 of us, with different shades of opinion about the book. More accurately, there were 5 of us with different shades and one with a completely different color. I was a good debater. I thought quickly about a variety of texts. I found myself […]

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Carry on

[Matthew 4:12-17] When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee. It sounds like running away. John had been by the Jordan River. He was on the end of that river closest to Jerusalem. Closest to the authorities. Closest to the people in power that he was attacking. John got […]

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practicing what you . . .

I told you to do something. I almost didn’t do it myself. I told you to write something from Sunday on a 3×5 card. One truth. One idea. One …something…that you wanted to remember, to make part of your life. And then, I almost didn’t do it myself. I looked at all the thoughts from […]

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Single steps

Yesterday you may have been in a church building. You may have taught a class. You may have taken a long walk outside and looked up at the sky. You may have spent time with your family. You may have talked to God. You may have written some notes. You may have read the best […]

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Descriptive

[Matthew 3:4-5] We want to know what to do. Some of us, anyway, when we become part of a group or we have a new identity or we are starting fresh, we want to know what to do. We want to know what the rules are, what it takes to fit in, to measure up. […]

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