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Rainy Day Thoughts

It’s a rainy morning in the Northeast, the kind of dark day that seems to warrant climbing back into bed for awhile in order to get up the energy to face what awaits…If that weren’t challenge enough, Jesus has some tough words today that have the same effect on me as the weather (LK 6:27-38)! 249 more words

More junk in the cellar

Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 5 verses 27 to the end.

This time the junk is to do with sexual desire, intemperate language and retaliation. There’s nothing I can add to my previous blog post on the basic principles of dealing with the mental junk that gets in the way of loving other people and ourselves. 204 more words


Jesus: Responding to Violence

Was Jesus a pacifist? Does he expect his followers to be pacifists? Is it right to defend ourselves, or our loved ones, from violent attack? Is non-violent protest the only way to change the world? 1,848 more words

Kingdom Of God

Is It Over?

It seems as though the world is falling apart all around us. From Israel to the Ukraine to Iraq/Syria to Ferguson, MO to our leaders in Washington to the IRS scandal to the VA hospital debacle to our national debt, lack of jobs and on and on. 257 more words


A Special Little Boy

When my son William turned eight I soon noticed he was developing special abilities. One day we were sitting on the couch together and I don’t know how he knew but he looked at me and said, “Mommy, the mailman came.” I looked out the window in the other room and sure enough the mailman was leaving. 287 more words


Be Discerning

An.ti.christ – a person or force seen as opposing Christ or the Christian Church.

My definition of Antichrist – Anything anti-love.

Dis.cern.ment – perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.

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The Mercy of Power

Two days ago, I left my dream job.

I have worked for a Christian camp and retreat center for the last couple years as an activities director. 757 more words