Discipleship

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Discipleship.Following Jesus Christ.On “The Way.” What does that look like? You. Go look in the mirror.No really, go look.  I know, right? It’s not tattooed on your forehead.It’s not that obvious.Discipleship looks wholly (and holy) different person to person...

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What God Sees

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We’re having this interesting conversation in the confirmation class. If we’re equal parts sinner and saint—created in the Imago Dei (image of God) yet total sinners—how can we be both? Do we take that literally and can we see God just by looking in the mirror? Do we...

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Halloween on Green

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Just look at that picture.My heart exploded when I came into work this morning! At 4pm today, all that stuff will be out on the church lawn for our littles (and all the littles in town) to “trunk or treat” at Presbyterian Church of Madison. Community Renewed. And, Halloween on Green...

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Romans 8

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Time passes, people pass, and the only constant is change. Eugene Peterson died this week at 85. Presbyterian pastor, seminary teacher, theologian, Bible translator, and pastor to pastors. He was incredible. Eugene Peterson wrote The Message, a faithful plain-language translation of both the...

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Allergies

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Allergies are weird stuff and I have been in denial for years. I never had much trouble with allergies growing up and in my young adult life. Never a problem for me. I didn’t know how lucky I was. My friends? Not so much. Runny noses, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, lost voices. The...

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Music II

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Last week I was inspired by a poem about music—as the Spirit of God working through us in our stories. Our lives and the stories we tell about them. The joy, the drama, the sadness, tragedy, and sometimes horrific nature of our music. It was a response to the Supreme Court confirmation...

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Music

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Never mind the politics. Listen to the voices. Listen to the stories. Listen for the tension between fear and courage. Listen to the music of the stories, even as you may hear them in a political key. Read the book of Esther. It’s in the Old Testament. Open any Bible right at the middle...

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Coffee

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So, not too long ago I blogged about FIKA. FIKA is the Swedish “coffee break” that is actually a meditative pause in the day. The excuse is getting coffee and some baked good (yum! though not so low/no carb friendly if you’re counting) but it’s really about what you do...

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First World Problems

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I know you run into this all the time. We get so dependent on what is now infrastructure. The internet of things. Smartphones. Smart speakers. Apple TV. Alexa. Siri. Most everybody knows that we love pop culture and everything about it. Becky is a rabid fan of Big Brother, The Real Housewives...

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First Day of School

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If you’re active on social media, you can’t miss it. In fact, it’s one of the best things about social media. The pictures and videos—the first day of school. The pictures are wonderful! New backpacks, lunch boxes, waiting for the bus, and smiles all around (mostly). You...

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