Curating Extravagant Welcome

Matthew 10:40-42 [Jesus said:] “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and […]

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Caring for Lives, Forsaking Fear

Matthew 10:26-31 ‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body […]

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Sacred Connections

John 17:6-11    I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have […]

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Lean into Love

John 14:15-21 [Jesus said:] “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Abba, who will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees the Spirit nor knows the Spirit. You know the Spirit, […]

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Where Is Our Emmaus?

Luke 24:13-16; 30-35   NRSV All right, so imagine: something cataclysmic, unexpected, sudden, and scary just happened, and is happening. Can you imagine it? Hmm…somehow I think you can. So that’s the story here. We have two people feeling all kinda low and dragging their feet down a road. The foundations of their belief were rocked […]

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Wonderful Doubt!

John 20:19-31    Would you consider yourself to be a skeptical person? Are you a doubter? And now, be present in this very moment. What’s going on? In the world, in your community, in your home? Don’t judge it or interpret it. Just think about what is actually happening. Let’s you and I do something together, […]

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What’s Good about It?

Friends, let’s take a moment to be present with each other, shall we? Breathe in, breathe out. Focus on your breath. Do it again. One more time. How ya feelin’ today? Be sure to check in with yourselves and to be extra patient and compassionate with yourself and with those who share a space with […]

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What’s the Buzz

Matthew 21:1-11  NRSV Hey there! It’s been a while. Yes, I’ve been taking a break from things for a while. Call it a sabbatical. And now I’m back, and well–strange times, wouldn’t you say? So welcome back to this strange, hopefully life-giving space. I appreciate you and hope that you still find this blog to […]

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