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Ordinary Days

As I woke up slowly that morning, coming out of the fog of some dream or another,  I puzzled over what day it might be.  When I remembered, I thought happily, “Oh, good. It’s just an ordinary day!” And that … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 6 “I’m Grateful for Passion”

The November holiday of  Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to  reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  The series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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Apprentices of Jesus are Free!

I began writing this blog for people in my congregation who had gone through the Apprentice of Jesus program under my leadership.  Other readers, of course, have joined along the way. I always attempt to shine the light on the … Continue reading

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The Power of Crumbs

“We can devote ourselves to striving after success and popularity, or we can notice the least likely to succeed parts of ourselves—What? All you have is one little boy with a few loaves and fish?—and imagine them new. Our child heart is open; it offers … Continue reading

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A Space for Grace

I knew something was different when I calmly said, “I guess I’ll have to go to the gas station after all.” I had taken on the task of vacuuming my car because for weeks my husband had ignored my hints … Continue reading

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“We’re all Made up of Stories”

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Jim Sheeler is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award for his book, Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives, which chronicles the painful process through which the United States Marine … Continue reading

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Discipleship: God’s Recyling Program

Some 40 people gathered together Friday and Saturday at our church for an orientation retreat for the Apprentice Program which begins in September.  Our leadership team worked very hard to make this an unforgettable experience.  It exceeded our expectations. As I … Continue reading

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Unity in Diversity – The Legacy of Howard Thurman

The following quote by Howard Thurman, an African American theologian, preacher, and quiet activist, came up on the Church of the Savior Inward/Outward e-mail today.  It interested me first because of its vision for authentic unity between people  and secondly because  Andre Daley … Continue reading

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