Thoughts from psalm 1

We’ve tasted the life giving results of loving and being loved, of caring and being cared for, of forgiving and being forgiven, of accomplishing things, of reaping the fruit of good decisions and of hard work. We also know the feeling of death and destruction when we let our anger boil over, when we lie or when our lives become a complicated web of ill informed and stubborn decisions, broken relationships and aloneness.

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I’m gonna show you crazy

If it’s crazy to question and to doubt and if it’s crazy to change your beliefs (or some of them, little or small) even when it’s quite different from what you previously held to be true and might be contrary to your church community or church denomination’s preferred beliefs and if it’s crazy to be your true self as you journey and navigate life, well, ok then, I’m gonna show you crazy.

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The church is not an essential service

Is the church an essential service? How can it be? The church is not a service or a consumer product. The church can be of service but it is not in and of itself a service.

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All Things New

Who isn’t interested in renewal? In second chances? New opportunities? For broken things to be restored? For things to be perfect. For life to feel like we’re hitting that bullseye every single time.

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Jesus continues to intrigue me

The movie Avatar has a very interesting theme in the words “I see you.” I see you beyond the physical person standing in front of me. I see all of you. I look beyond the shape and see your heart, your soul and your being. I acknowledge you as an entire person deserving of love and respect.

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