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‘Get woke’

The hardest work any of us will ever do is to go deep into the parts of ourselves that we hide and that we hide from ourselves. Continue reading

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Family meals

The Eucharist is a family meal: despite earthly imperfections, it is a place where all are welcome and wanted and part of the family. Continue reading

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Bearing frustration

What do you do when you get frustrated? When someone says something that just gets under your skin, what do you do? Do you let them have it? Do you air your grievance to the world? Continue reading

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That’s disgraceful

Overcoming our own preferences and judgements, I pray we all might see others less as ‘disgraceful’ and more as grace-filled. Continue reading

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Dunk and dash: the scandal of the “drive-by baptism”

I am convinced that the most hurtful act we can do to the Body is to baptize “because the dress fits,” “because the family is in town,” “because we have had all our kids done here,” or need to “get them done.” Continue reading

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We do not presume…

Sometimes, I wonder if those of us glowing in our liberal, progressive, and self-empowered “inclusive” Church, are so afraid to offend, afraid to not be in control, afraid of the word “obedience,” or afraid to surrender our self-directed spiritualism, that we miss the pearl of great price. Can we really presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness? Continue reading

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Get on the camel

The Magi did nothing more than respond to the instance of grace by doing the most simplest of actions; they got on their camels and followed. Continue reading

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Grace notes

May we encourage ourselves and our loved ones to share the grace notes that sound in our lives. May they become the symphony of grace that breaks into the world. May we use these grace notes, together, to form the soundtrack of our common life in Christ. Continue reading

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Grace flowed

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” ~Eph 2.8 Continue reading

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The Grudge

We all carry grudges from time to time, coming from a place of hurt, of mistrust, of anger. But by not filling our hands with the grudge to be carried, we leave ourselves open to receive grace. Continue reading

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