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Of purple cloth and typewriters

Thank God for the wonderful opportunities for us all to share what we have been given; by the grace of God and to God’s greater glory. Continue reading

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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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Has passing the plate run its course?

Somewhere along the line, we have reduced the totality of our giftedness to money. Has the offering plate run its course? Continue reading

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Buying BullSh*t.

How does a stunt attempting to expose empty consumerism help us reflect on the true gift of the Christ Child to us? Continue reading

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The Abundance of Advent

For many, Advent is a time of abundance when we purchase special items. However, an ever-increasing number of people are not blessed with enough, let alone an abundance. This Christmas, sharing our abundance with others is a way to delight in the abundant life promised by the Christ whose birth we prepare to celebrate. Continue reading

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Creative Gifts

Here’s to the creative gifters – those who think outside the box, who demonstrate the Christian virtues of compassion and care through unique means. Continue reading

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January 27, 2013 Third Sunday after Epiphany

We continue through Paul’s teachings on spiritual gifts with the most acted out youth group skit ever, the metaphor of the body. Perhaps someone will be brave enough to lay out a game of Twister in the transept…? Continue reading

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The ‘IT’ Gift

Tucked within the commercial’s humor is the message that the ‘better’ gift is the more expensive gift. Think about it – fruitcake and sausage grinders have nothing in common. Continue reading

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The gift of receiving

Our intellect and emotions may not know that for which we are asking, but our heart surely does. Continue reading

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Little Delights

Imagine if the only things God gave you tomorrow were those things you thanked him for today? Continue reading

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