Called to Live Faith in the Real World

Things are happening every day. The world is a busy place, full of busy people. We bump into each other a lot. Sometimes we smile at one another, sometimes we ignore one another, and sometimes we get mad at each other. We are boats, bobbing along on the same ocean. The currents that connect us are more powerful than the spaces that seemingly divide us.

Faith can help us navigate crowded and choppy waters with grace, humility, and gratitude.

In my early days in Sunday school, the lessons played out on the flat surface of a flannel board. Now I see the ancient stories playing out before my eyes every day. Instead of neatly cutout two dimensional figures, the characters are real, flesh and blood people, who are trying to do their best in the midst of this messy world.

Here, I share some of what I am observing and learning as I sail along with all of you, the people to whom I am connected.

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The Greatest

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to have the distinction of being the greatest at something? Muhammed Ali claimed to be the greatest, period. Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been declared the greatest tennis players of all time. Many people consider William Shakespeare to be the greatest writer, Mozart to be […]

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A Blessed Life

Jesus teaches his followers about those who are happy and blessed. We might not be so eager to follow in their footsteps, even if it is the only way to experience true joy.

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From Infamy to Peace

On this date, “a date which will live in infamy,” we mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base. With the deaths of over 2,500 people and the injuries sustained by over 1,000 others, the United States entered World War II, joining the side of the Allied Forces. The atrocity […]

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The Path Ahead

Now more than ever our country needs Christian leaders who will demonstrate the power of self-sacrificial love, who will speak out for justice and compassion for all people, and who will show that when we provide for the needs of the most vulnerable, everyone benefits.

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Breath

“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” – 2 Timothy 3:16

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