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Unexpected Gifts

This Christmas, I pray that we all delight in some unexpected gift that comes from our own relationships: with God, with our families, with our communities. May we be inspired by these gifts to be an unexpected gift to someone else. Continue reading

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The divine lover comes

What would it look if we approach Christmas like a beloved longing for his or her lover? Love, after all, is implicit in our understanding of Christmas; yet what if this love is not one of mere sentiment or nostalgia but one of passion and intense desire? Continue reading

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Prayer: fun and fruitful

While stress and tension seem to be prevailing emotions at this time of year, it’s good to be reminded that prayer can be fun and fruitful. Continue reading

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Ring true?

May this mystery, revealed in vulnerability and lowliness turn our reasonableness upside down so that we can tenderly embrace our own lowliness and boldly love one another. After all, no matter how big, bad, and reasonable you are, when your heart is broken open, a toy phone rings true. Continue reading

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Journeying through Advent

Advent is a journey, not unlike any other. Do we know where we’re going? Are we signalling our path to inform and invite others? Continue reading

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Take care

Busy? Exhausted? A message from The Community’s friendly parish administrator: “we’re still here, and our door is always open.” Continue reading

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Welcoming Christmas guests

Preparing to welcome guests can be wonderful! If we make it so. So let us welcome all of those whom God will put in our path, and give thanks for the opportunity to offer hospitality—welcoming others in Jesus’ name. Continue reading

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An Advent snail

During a busy vacation, a snail helped me regain perspective to not normalize busy-ness and miss out on the unique wonders of my trip; in Advent we can choose to be like the snail, delighting in the calmness of the kairos and appreciating the journey. Continue reading

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Safe Jesus

Which Jesus do we want? Do we want a safe, inflatable Jesus—or one who can be uncomfortable, but is full of power? Continue reading

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It all went wrong

Despite things going ‘wrong,’ Christmas was (and IS!) still Christmas, when the focus moves away from human expectations into divine reality. Continue reading

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