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Ordinary Days: The Kingdom of God

I grew up in a military family for my entire life up until college. We lived all over the place, namely in Germany during the first Gulf War. There is nothing like living on foreign soil during wartime. When your … Continue reading

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about the advice Allen gave me that made a difference

One of my fellow bloggers (Allen) gave me a piece of advice that has stuck with me ever since. This isn’t the exact quote, but it went something like this – “To move forward in life you have to exchange … Continue reading

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about what we bring to the dry places

This past week I had the opportunity to travel with our church’s youth group to Nashville, TN on a mission trip. After years and years of leading these kinds of trips, this was the first one I wasn’t in charge … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days: Scattered Seeds and Produced Fruit

These agrarian metaphors are sometimes lost on a city boy like me. But you see these constant metaphors as you read through Scripture: seeds, soil, fruit, pruning, growth. Surely those who spent their lives working the ground to produce food understood … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days: The God of rest and peace

I am not a man of peace, but one that struggles to find such things in the throes of this life. I find more interest in being contrary and defensive than actively finding ways to not only bring peace and … Continue reading

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about the other side of “show me”.

Note: Our weekly readings tend to come from two different sources: The Book of Common Prayer (Year A, B, or C) or the Revised Common Lectionary. The verse I am covering was not included in the intro post on Monday … Continue reading

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about the remembered

I’m not sure if it is age, but man am I a forgetful guy. I feel like there was a time where I could keep things a little more straight in my head as to what needs to be done, … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days: Trinity Sunday

  As we depart the Easter and Pentecost seasons we are headed towards what is called “Ordinary Time” on the liturgical calendar. The celebration and remembrance of Trinity Sunday was originally placed within the calendar due to a sharp disagreement … Continue reading

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about prayer in the gathered church

They were together when it happened. This wasn’t an event where they were all doing their own thing, then all of the sudden a light bulb turned on and they just figured it out. They were together. In fact, Jesus … Continue reading

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about the way Jesus prayed for us

Over the last two weeks my oldest son has started swimming lessons. The last two years he has done a “mommy and me” class at the local YMCA that really is meant to get the kids used to being in … Continue reading

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