Category Archives: faith

Called to Include

The smell of Central American coffee was rich in the air.  The roar of the blenders making smoothies filled the small coffee shop.  High school students were slowly gathering in for their Thursday night ritual of coffee, cookies, smoothies, and … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: Follow Me

“Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people’” (Matthew 4:19). Remember playing the game “Follow the Leader” when you were a kid? I used to work in an after school … Continue reading

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Preparing for a New Year

We made it! Today is the start of a new year. We made it through the season of Advent; a season of preparation. We got through Christmas Day with all the unwrapping and the visits with family. And for Megan … Continue reading

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A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)

It starts off like so many other animated specials with a focus on getting, getting, getting. But as the story unfolds and Jon takes Garfield and Odie with him to the farm, we learn that the greedy, fat cat, has a … Continue reading

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Sunday Reads: 12/14/14

  Here are five blog posts I found over the last week or so that I thought were worth sharing and pondering on. They appear in no particular order. Happy pondering. Invite More to the Table by Making Room: Rev. … Continue reading

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Call Me Claus (2001)

Finding the Christmas Spirit Call Me Claus is a simple made-for-cable-TV movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Nigel Hawthorne. Goldberg is Lucy Collins who is a successful TV producer for a shopping network. Lucy is searching for the perfect Santa Claus to … Continue reading

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Why ‘Rent’ Still Matters

Since the early 1990’s the musical Rent has inspired and motivated people to see the world around them as they never have before; to see themselves in others. A few months ago, one of the local high schools performed the rock … Continue reading

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Prayer for World AIDS Day

This prayer was used yesterday during worship. World AIDS Day, since 1988, has been December 1 and a day to educate and advocate for those persons living with HIV/AIDS.

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Sermon: Yearning and Hoping

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Repost: A Crisis It Will Be

  I’m reposting the audio of a sermon I preached a few years ago at Peakland. I preached this sermon at the Community Thanksgiving service last night.    

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