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Scripture and Storytime! A Tuesday evening check-in.

In these next few weeks, I'd guess there are going to be some really good days and some really hard days. And you know what, that's ok! Tonight we'll check in and hear from Scripture and a story.

Body Prayer from Julian of Norwich

We're starting the morning with a body prayer from Julian of Norwich. This prayer can be done sitting or standing. Join us!

Temptation to Abandon Reconciliation

Our Lenten theme is "Building Relationships through Reconciliation." We know Lent is a season of living a more sacrificial lifestyle that promotes a closer relationship with God. We practice giving something up for Lent, but for what purpose exactly? Everyone doesn't really know why we practice giving things up during Lent.

People of Faith, People of Action

Recently, Pastor Claude and I have received a multitude of  requests for weddings in the church. It's an exciting time! In preparing for these weddings, I'm taking a training on Prepare/Enrich, a helpful tool for pre-marital counseling. Prepare/Enrich emphasizes the importance of communication in a relationship. This makes sense! So many relationships start AND end because of communication. Sometimes we think we're expressing something clearly, but the message received is not what we thought we'd sent. 

Radical Relationships

A great part of reading the Bible is that we are brought into  close relationship with God's desire for the best life for all of humanity. Jesus is the greatest proclaimer and manifestation of God's sincerest will and deep love for us. However, we who read the words of Jesus and seek to follow them may often find them difficult to attain, but when we understand the extensive relationship that God wants to establish with us it becomes much easier.

Wanted: Salty and Luminous People

Salt and light are part of the physical and visual elements that we all need to live well. Simply put, salt enhances food and light illuminates the world around us but each one does much more than that respectively. Normally, we eat large amounts of salt for taste, actually too much of it; but we require certain amounts of a variety of salts to maintain overall good health in moderation. 

Compass for the Heart

When I was in college, I worked as a Student Leadership Assistant in our Center for Leadership creating and facilitating leadership workshops and conferences for students on campus. Often we'd get requests from on campus groups seeking to update their mission and vision statements. 

Building the Beloved Community

"The Beloved Community" is a term that was first coined in the early days of the 20th century by the philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce, who founded the Fellowship of Reconciliation. However, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, who popularized the term and invested it with a deeper meaning which has captured the imagination of people of good will all over the world.

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