Wilderness

Any journey towards renewal begins in the wilderness, in our brokenness and our inability to find a way. Whether it is our health choices that bring about a medical problem or a sudden loss in our lives, as painful as it is, our journey towards healing and renewal begins in the wilderness. The hope we […]

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Mortality: Ash Wednesday

Lent is a season of confession and renewal, preparing ourselves for the new life God has in store for us through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Before we move into any process of renewal, however, we first have to recognize our need for it. We begin our journey towards renewal with our mortality, with our […]

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I AM NOT THE SAVIOR

Sabbath sounds great, but it is a habitual discipline. We have to train ourselves to keep Sabbath. The single greatest temptation to neglect the Sabbath is the temptation to think that our future depends on our extra effort. We are not our saviors, Jesus Christ is our savior. In the end we need Jesus, not […]

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Living with Margins

With Rest and renewal we create margins in our lives for relationship–relationship with friends, God and Family. Margins help us carve new time together, that we often neglect when we “spend” time together.

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The Rest We Need

When we rest do we find the healing and renewal we need? Often times we relax, or take a break, but rarely do we rest the way God invites us to do in the Sabbath. Listen to learn more about how God has established a rhythm of life that includes renewing our relationship with our […]

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From Problem to Gift

With the Sabbath, God invites us to stop the maddness of our busy lives where time is always a scarce commodity. Instead, God wants us to experience time as a gift.

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God at work around us

The Gospel of Luke provides a unique glimpse into the Christmas story. In Luke chapter 2 we read of yet another person that celebrates the birth of the Messiah. Neither Simeon nor Anna received an angelic announcement of Jesus’ birth. There was no star guiding their path. Instead, both people recognized Jesus amidst the hustle […]

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God with Us – A Christmas Sermon

It is so easy to celebrate the birth of Christ by doing everything for others. We prepare our homes for our friends and families. We get the perfect gift for our loved ones. God, however, celebrates Christmas not by doing things for us, but by being with us. The gift of Christmas is that God, […]

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Season of Peace

Music has the profound ability to inspire us to move beyond our current circumstances. In the midst of a confusing and new situation, Mary reveals the strength of her devotion and faithfulness in song. Scholars have come to refer to her song as the Magnificat and serves as an example of the character of Mary […]

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Advent Season of Joy

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, we remember the gift of joy that Christ brings. Born in a lowly barn, it would have been easy to miss the joy offered by Emmanuel, God with us. Are we so busy that we miss the moments of joy that God has […]

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