Lift Up for Lent

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. A time of preparation, devotion, discipline, prayer and preparation for Easter. Historically, Lent has been at time to give up something...to demonstrate discipline, to remove those ...

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People Are Not Illegal

No matter what your stance on immigration, can we please stop referring to people as illegal?  People can be in a country illegally or even be residents without proper documentation, but people, themselves, are not illegal.* No ...

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What Happened When I Turned off My Phone, Computer and Television for 24 Hours

Following  a message at our Saturday night service on taking Sabbath seriously, I made good on my commitment to turn off my phone, computer and television for 24 hours. I'm a little embarrassed that such ...

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A Prayer for Inauguration Day

On this inauguration day, we pray for a day when hope abounds in all our people when no one is viewed as suspect because of the color of his skin or the covering of her hair when everyone is ...

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Just Keep Dreaming. Just Keep Swimming.

One of our household's favorite quotes is from Dory the amnesiac blue tang fish in Finding Nemo. When Dory is lost and disoriented and confused, she repeats this mantra, "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming."  So ...

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Social Media at its Best

For all the headaches and heartaches caused by social media, when people are at their best, social media is at its best. The youngest son of some friends of ours in the hospital following heart surgery. ...

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