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A father’s love

In a question and answer session with children this week, Pope Francis was addressed by a little boy overcome with emotion. Francis beckoned the child forward, and on camera and in public, listened to the child’s story privately. Follow the … Continue reading

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Slipping through the time-stream

When I was in high school, I went into my girlfriend’s house to find her dad standing in the kitchen, looking at the stove. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Waiting for the kettle to boil.” “Well,” I said, “it’s … Continue reading

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Hope – finding abundance in lacking

First Mennonite Church, Richmond, Va., has conducted a bread service the Sunday after Easter for 20 years. Five breads representing five themes are paired with five hymns. I shared this message. Tumeric Bread: Hope Mark 6:34-43 34 As he went ashore, … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives – Williamsburg, Virginia, Part 2

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March for Our Lives – Williamsburg, Virginia

Through the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. Literally in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

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March for Our Lives – Richmond, Va.

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To my 4-year-old little girl: Walk Out

March 14, 2018 To my 4-year-old little girl: Walk out. Leave. Stand up, and walk out. Lead the way out the door. Across the country, young people got up and walked out of school, to call attention to gun violence. … Continue reading

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The power of positive thinking. Really.

Positive thinking seldom cures debilitating diseases. All the prayers in the world won’t regrow an amputated limb. But how you respond to situations lays the foundation for future situations. Scripture says the rain falls on the just and the unjust. … Continue reading

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Cultural Christians ~ when Christianity isn’t Christianity

A prominent voice in mainstream media is Cultural Christians who care more about the culture than they do about actually following the teachings of Jesus. You know who they are — sycophant, sympathetic apologists for sexist, racist bigots and patriarchal … Continue reading

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Initial J: Saint John the Evangelist

(Click the image for an extraordinary closeup) Georges Trubert (French, active Provence, France 1469 – 1508) Initial J: Saint John the Evangelist, about 1480 – 1490, Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment Leaf: 11.4 … Continue reading

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“Jesus wouldn’t help people in need?” What Jesus are you talking about?

I recently saw a comment online that said Jesus wouldn’t help people in need – that he would help people to help themselves. Just another example of the damage some so-called, self-described Christians do in the name of Jesus — … Continue reading

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Being intentional and being still

We have a handmade pottery pitcher we use to water plants and add water to the fish tanks or the dog’s bowl. The unique triangle spout design allows for a steady yet controlled flow of water. But we have to … Continue reading

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