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The Bottom of the Freezer

Cleaning the freezer to prepare for this season’s harvest can be a metaphor for our Spiritual growth – are we forgetting to use the gifts we have? Is clutter preventing space for the Spirit to move? Do we include spiritual development in our planning? Do we truly celebrate abundance or simply toss it somewhere else to deal with later? Continue reading

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“Lent” as metaphor & model for the church today

We live in a time when most congregations and denominations find themselves well into their “forty days.” That is to say, we are in that vulnerable place where hunger is sharpest, resources all but spent, vision blurred and identity in doubt. We feel a growing desperation. So there is an important choice before us, one we need to address before and during any attempts at so-called congregational development. Continue reading

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