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Toward A More Meaningful Christmas


I am longing for something beautiful, meaningful and joyous to happen this Advent/Christmas season.  Maybe you are too! David Brooks said recently, “People’s highest joy is helping their neighbor make it through the day.”  Jesus said the same thing when he said, “Love your neighbor,” and then in the story of the Good Samaritan, he […]

Take Up Your Cross


In Mark 8:34 Jesus says, “If any want to become my followers, let them take up their cross, deny themselves and follow me.” What does that mean? Rev Jim Kok says, “We take up our cross, deny ourselves and follow Jesus when we set aside our fears, business, agendas, claims of inadequacy, and other excuses […]

Slow Down And See


Several years ago a group of computer salesmen from Milwaukee went to a regional sales convention in Chicago.  They assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for dinner.  But with one thing or another, the meeting ran overtime; so, the men had to race to the station, tickets in hand.  […]

ABCs Of God’s Love


Today’s wisdom is from God: “God so loved the world that he gave us Jesus,” and Jesus shows us in his life, death and resurrection: how to love God and all of our neighbors. In Jesus, God says to each one of us: A -I ACCEPT you as you are. B – I BELIEVE you […]