I want to listen

We’ve got a cell phone remembering challenge in our church services right now. Three times in four weeks. Once with the person unable to figure out how to make it stop. (None of them have been quite as odd as the rooster crowing ringer that went off awhile back when I was preaching. I was […]

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The joy of your presence

God wants to be with us. He wants to share a cup of coffee during our early mornings, chat for a few moments in the lull of our mid afternoons – and relax next to us while we watch TV at night. The beginning of Genesis describes the Garden of Eden, the perfect place God […]

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Sometimes you just sit and listen.

My boss was very active. He handed me lots of things to work on, lots of projects to research. And I enjoyed it. It was stretching. It was fun. We were sitting in his office one afternoon, talking. I already had a long list of next steps in front of me. I was ready to […]

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A brief lesson in listening to hearts

Jesus talks to Nicodemus. He talks about light and darkness and evil. He points to a Moses story. He scolds Nicodemus for not understanding, for being “Israel’s teacher” and not understanding. Jesus talks to a woman getting water. He talks about water and thirst and living water and hope.  She points to a Jacob story. […]

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maybe it will work

“If he listens to you.” Jesus is talking about how to talk to someone about sin, someone in your spiritual family, someone who already has agreed to the house rules and is now bending or breaking them. As we have seen, Jesus says to  talk to them. “If he listens to you.” We assume that […]

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