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Epiphany

At Epiphany, we bring the Christmas season to a close and look directly to Lent and Easter. The wise men arrive after following a star, inquiring of Herod where the new king of the Jews was born, and bearing gifts. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Witness

My husband and I  were at a restaurant for lunch, and it’s not one where you would necessarily expect to have a moment of faith. The waitstaff, with their tattoos, and alternative-leaning clothes, hair color, and makeup don’t appear to be the … Continue reading

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Such a Mess…

Jesse Tree Day 13: Even if you know very little about the Bible, chances are good that you have heard of David. He killed Goliath with a stone and a sling, he was the King of Israel, and he was … Continue reading

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Unlikely Heroes

Jesse Tree Day 12: I recently saw Hacksaw Ridge,a true story about a very unlikely hero. This skinny, smiling, devout young man enlists in WWII to be a medic to help save lives in the war, refusing to even carry a gun. … Continue reading

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Dead or dormant?

Jesse Tree Day 11: Our next stop on the tree is with Jesse. Most people have only heard of Jesse because there is some Advent tradition with a tree that bears his name. How this is connected to Jesus is … Continue reading

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Just Can’t Wait to be King…

In the Lion King, young Simba can’t wait to be the king and do whatever he wants. Simba’s father, however, understands that being a king means that you are responsible for the welfare of your kingdom. There’s a big difference in … Continue reading

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Off the Page

And so we begin. Palm Sunday kicks off Holy Week, and the story starts to come off the page and into our lives. We are invited to participate physically, and hopefully get a little closer to the event. We started … Continue reading

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Tiger Mom

Think we have tiger moms now? How would you feel if your mom had the nerve to go to Jesus in front of all the disciples and ask for you to be His #2? Pretty bold. I’m sure the thinking … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

When you are holding a baby, it is so much fun to make them laugh, surprise them, and watch their expressions. Their experience of the world is so new and full of discovery. But, the best thing in the world … Continue reading

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Counter Terrorism

I was teaching a lesson on Maccabees yesterday and really was inspired by the story of the mother and her 7 sons who were tortured and killed for not abandoning their religion and worshipping as the king ordered.  It’s a … Continue reading

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