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A Place To Grieve

Recently, we experienced a sudden death in our very close-knit family. My Grandmother, a woman who had overcome so much, a woman of compassion and laughter, went home suddenly into the arms of the Jesus she loved so much.  For anyone else who has lost someone unexpectedly, you can imagine the flurry of sudden activity that overtakes you as you …

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The People We Love to Hate

This past election season has been insane. To say anything less is a complete understatement.  And between traditional and social media, it was challenging to not find yourself inundated with postcards, commercials, quote and memes that pilloried people into a specific camp with utter disdain.  It was crazy making. As a person who gets to share the good news of …

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Take it slow – a new anthem for outreach

I always try to pay attention to what’s happening in popular culture. Rhythms and reviews tend to either drive the thoughts and feelings of a generation, or at least reflect it.  Although not comprehensive, it still helps to understand the zeitgeist. A few months ago, DC Entertainment released the film “Suicide Squad”.  The soundtrack was released a few weeks in …

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IN GOD WE TRUST?

IN GOD WE TRUST A recent op-ed piece appeared in the New York Times this September titled, “The Avalanche of Distrust”.  I was fascinated as it talked about the level of trust American’s had not only in relation to the election this year, but in general.  Less than one third of folks in the US believed they could trust their …

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THE RUINING OF VACATION: Reflections for Labor Day

THE RUINING OF VACATION: Reflections for Labor Day Labor Day weekend is approaching, and for many of us, it’s the last hurrah before the sprint of the ministry year.  Back to Church rolls into Trunk or Treat which jumps into the holidays. We ring in the New Year while praying it’s an off year that gives us more time before …