When God forgives…two stories

I heard two stories about forgiveness this past week at camp and I thought I would share them with you. They may or may not be true, but I share them for the sake of the meaning, not the accuracy of their factuality. The first: When God Forgives… In the

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Beautiful Summer Days!

Standing at the edge of the ocean, or on a mountain ridge looking into a fertile valley, it does seem as if our world is an endless prospect of magic and wonder.

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The Sabbath is about being fully present

This month of July, the worship services are focusing on Sabbath and finding the ways to find peace and tranquil...*RING RING*...sorry, my cell phone went off while I was trying to find...what was that again? Oh well, better get back to work or something.

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I Must Go Down to the Seas Again

It's true, none of us had much money in those days, and we certainly were limited in terms of our gift-buying opportunities. But I had requested that this birthday - my 21st - be commemorated creatively...

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Grace and Gratitude

Theologian Karl Barth once wrote: Grace always evokes the answer of gratitude. Grace and gratitude belong together like heaven and earth. Grace evokes gratitude like the voice of an echo. Gratitude follows grace like thunder follows lightning.

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The broad definition of mothering

Mother’s Day is around this time of year and it can be either: an acknowledgement of a great mothering spirit or a difficult time for those who do not fit the definition of “mothering” that they see in society and perhaps from the pulpit. A blogger Amy Young (www.messymiddle.com) wrote

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A Church Unafraid of Hot Topics

I usually cringe whenever I turn on the cable news and see someone offering political commentary from a “Christian perspective.” While I do occasionally share the same beliefs as the talking head, it troubles me that someone can offer a “Christian perspective” as Christianity is as diverse as the snowflakes

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