40 Days, 40 Words, 40 Prayers

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Lent is coming. To commemorate the time leading up to the Passion of Jesus Christ, aka “Holy Week,” we observe Lent in the spirit of Jesus’ fasting for 40 days in the desert. The story’s in all the canonical Gospels, across the board in Mathew, Mark, Luke, and...

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Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Sunday was the Madison #Beloved Community worship in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was amazing worship in the spirit of Dr. King’s life and times! Several leaders gave reflections on some of Dr. King’s best-known works. I drew “Letter From Birmingham...

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My Jesus

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I don’t remember where I stole this picture. I’ve had it for a long time. Probably somebody else’s Facebook, but I love it. I love, love it because it’s irreverent and it brings life to a childhood that we don’t know that much about. I mean, say what you will about...

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*Dear Jesus

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It's a good thing you were born at night.This world sure seems dark.I have a good eye for silver linings.But they seem dimmer lately.These killings, Lord. These children, Lord.Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.The whole world seems on edge.Trigger-happy.Ticked off.We hear threats of...

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*A Politically Correct Christmas 

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Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck...  How to live in a world that’s politically correct?  His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,  “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.  And labor conditions at the...

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Cut and Paste

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We just finished a study group of the Brian McLaren book, The Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian. It’s a fascinating look at a huge, once-in-a-generation shift in theological thought as it pertains to doing church. Stay awake with...

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And The Hits Just Keep On Coming…Again!

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Matt Lauer. Garrison Keillor.  (???) The Grabber-In-Chief tweets out accusations about Joe Scarborough, Andrew Lack (the head of NBC News), and other TV executives. Like he should talk! Convicted of war crimes, Bosnian Croat military commander, Slobodan Praljak, drinks suicidal poison in...

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Just Before Thanksgiving

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Sometimes I read something that’s just so good, it fills a hole in my heart. It says what I’m thinking. It kicks my butt. It calls me out. It keeps me honest. It reminds me that the Spirit is always at work. And, I almost always wish I’d written it. Today is one of those...

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How Little We Know

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When I think about God I think of a person who would never murder or kill anyone. But when you think about it you wonder because wasn’t it God who swept the angel of death over Egypt? It makes you think doesn’t it? Is God against it or is he not? I mean what had the boys done to die?...

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Time Change

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To me it’s always very bizarre to see it getting dark at 4:30. It was especially weird back in the days when I worked in Manhattan because if you do, you know the deal. The buildings throw so much shadow anyway, but when we come back to Standard Time it gets dark REALLY early in the city...

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