#ALS #Icebucketchallenge
Aug20

#ALS #Icebucketchallenge

Last night I received a text from a church member and reader of this blog, Linda, to do the ALS ice bucket challenge. Today, the senior pastor and music minister joined me and we three together accepted the challenge. (The video is below). This challenge has taken social media by storm. It now easily takes up 60-70% of a Facebook feed. It has rose millions of dollars for the ALS foundation – I will be adding to that later today....

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Something Beautiful
Aug19

Something Beautiful

This picture has been making the rounds on Facebook the past few weeks. The first picture shows what a child did to a wall. The next picture shows what the child’s mother did to that scribble. The mother had taken a mistake and turned it into something beautiful. God, through Jesus Christ, does the same with us. We are broken. We are dirty. We have made mistakes.  We have grand ideas of what our lives will turn out to be. We set...

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Easter Feet
Apr22

Easter Feet

“But, go, tell his disciples, and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” (Mark 16:7) A few weeks ago my friend Jennifer posted on Facebook a quote from her daughter. The three year old had placed two Easter eggs on her feet and declared, “Look, Mommy! I have Easter feet!” So adorable and innocent. And theological. Mary Magdalene and the other women at the...

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HIMYM 9.21: Gary Blauman
Mar21

HIMYM 9.21: Gary Blauman

This week’s episode brings us closer to the end of the series. And we are reminded of the overarching theme this show: friendship. A quote by Amanda McRae has been floating around Facebook recently about friendship: The quote is a good summary of HIMYM but also of this episode, embodied by Gary Blauman. Gary is that guy who shows up every now and then, but has significant impact on the group. We last saw him in season 5 being...

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Letters of Love
Dec23

Letters of Love

Read Romans 1:1-7. Christmas cards have been sent and received. Our fridges are cluttered with the picture cards from loved ones. Our mantles are decorated with the Christmas wishes from families. We feel honored to be remembered and thought of. We feel loved. Some families include a traditional Christmas letter in their holiday cards. In these letters they share what has been happening over the past year. Facebook is starting to put...

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