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On Rules and Getting “Set Up”

0 Comments 28 July 2014

I was “set up!”  No really…I was.  I was a senior in high school with a reputation for staying out of trouble…being a “rule keeper.” It was biology class.  The teacher was a good guy, but one of his class rules was that you couldn’t throw anything.  The penalty for breaking that rule was receiving […]

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Dressed In Your Best

0 Comments 24 July 2014

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14, NRSV “Yes, sometimes actions do speak louder than words…but words matter.”  So went the wisdom I shared with a young couple whose wedding I officiated this past week.  It sounded good at the time, but more than that, I believe […]

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Peace

0 Comments 21 July 2014

“If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” (Romans 12:18, NRSV) Maybe it’s just me, but it seems hard to find any good news right now. Ukraine, Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Israel, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Chicago…violence, fighting, pain, death…it’s been a rough week. Our local community hasn’t been immune […]

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