The Power of Prayer …

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One of the major components of my vocation is living a life of prayer. I am constantly offering up prayers for my parishioners, my family, and my friends. I am regularly praying for the oppressed, the hungry, and those suffering around the world. I pray for those in leadership in our country and ...

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SEARCHING THE CROWD …

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It's amazing what we see when we keep an eye on life

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Tags: beloved, child of god, city, crowd, familiarity, god, hope, jesus, known, lent, love, recognition

Love and Letting Go …

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This week I posted a guest post on the Ministry and Motherhood blog.  Here is the link to that site.  Hope you enjoy! Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers ...

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Tags: independence, letting go, love, parent

THE GIFT OF PRESENCE …

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My 6-year old is at the stage where she is becoming her own person. She dresses herself, can mostly bathe herself, and can do quite a lot independently. With that independence comes a lot of letting go on my part. She only occasionally wants to hold my hand – she is too busy running ahead. ...

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Tags: discipline, gift, journey, lent, ministry, presence, transition

On Fault and Forgiveness …

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Several weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend about an automobile accident in which she was involved. The accident was not her fault – in fact the other driver was being oblivious to those around him and plowed right into her. My friend and the other driver waited for the police to ...

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Tags: accident, blame, brokenness, fair, fault, forgiveness, heal, journey, lent, lord's prayer, mend, prayer, relationship, work

The Truth about Weddings …

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Almost two years ago, we welcomed our second daughter, Cana into the world. We have gotten countless questions about the choice of her name and we find ourselves telling the story about the wedding in Cana over and over again. Sometimes the repetition is annoying. But mostly, retelling the story ...

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Tags: abundance, cana, daughter, gift, jesus, joy, love, primate, wedding, wine

Finding Grace in the Routine …

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One of the early parenting lessons I learned is routines are lifesavers. Whether it was trying to create a predictable bedtime routine, figuring out how often the child needed to eat to prevent meltdowns, or simply helping the child live into the routine of childcare and school, routines ...

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Tags: adults, children, church, god, life, patterns, prayer, relationship, retire, routine, rule, serving, study, vacation

On being good …

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Driving home from school this week, my daughter and I talked about some challenges she is having with poor behavior in the classroom. We talked about some strategies to help her work on it. I encouraged her to just keep trying. Exasperated, she said to me, “I am trying. It’s just so ...

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Tags: advent, barth, behavior, christ, church, forgiveness, good, paul, repent, romans, sin

ALL IN ...

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We often talk about spiritual disciplines in Church. We encourage regular prayer, daily devotions, or time set aside for Bible study or journaling. The options are endless really. The idea is that you create space for regular connection to God. Otherwise, we can easily get swept up in the busyness ...

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Tags: accountable, advent, christmas, church, community, god, spiritual disciplines

More ...

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Every once in a while, I have experiences in ministry when I think, “Well I never would have imagined that happening!” I admit that the experience is rare. There is not a lot that surprises me anymore in this line of work. Though I am relatively young, I still feel like I have seen it ...

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Tags: ambiguity, angst, bizarre, christ the king, communion, divinity, eucharist, evil, faith, follow, jesus, king, mystery, pilate, sermon, terrorism, uncomfortable, violence

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