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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

John 20.1-18 Ours is a world that has become pretty skilled at running away. We are always running off to the next distraction… …running away because the conversation has become uncomfortable or the relationship has become hard… …running back to the good old days because we remember them as better or easier or safer. There […]

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Whom Are You Looking For?

A reading from theologians Annie Lennox and David Allan Stewart: Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree? I travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something. The 1983 hit from the British pop band known as the Eurythmics speaks a powerful word about human nature: “Everybody’s looking for […]

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Prayer on a Tuesday: By the Water Cooler

The water cooler bubbled in the corner of the break room as Bob walked in.  He was looking for a quiet place to pray. His Bible study group at the Baptist church had covenanted together to add a Lenten Rule – a spiritual practice throughout the forty days of Lent that helped them to prepare […]

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The Light in the Clouds

Matthew 17.1-9 and Exodus 24.12-18 The Israelites looked up at the mountain, day after day, night after night.  It had been so long since Moses had left for the summit of Sinai, and they were getting restless.  What if he had been killed by the inhabitants of this strange desert land?  Or an Egyptian who […]

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Parenting Rules

Elizabeth Buckner — Leviticus 19.1-2, 9-18 1 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. 9 When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the […]

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