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The Temptation of Jesus… and You.

Jesus is tempted in three different ways… or perhaps really just the one way. And yet he wanted something different. In our own lives, we can use new things and old things as temptations… distractions… from being present and kind to ourselves and others in our lives.

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Why We Give Things Up in Lent

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also… 

In Lent you can pick up a practice just as well as you give one up. The point is that we can learn something about ourselves that we didn’t know before, and that can help our relationship with the Living God.

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Living in the Now

Sometimes we want to live in the past. There are some beautiful times, after all, that we’ve had back then. And maybe we think all of our best times are, in fact, in our past. But the lesson of the Transfiguration is that no matter how amazing our life has been just a moment ago, we must continue to live in the present, for it is in the present that God has plans for us to do and be in the world.

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Neighbors Can Be Annoying

This is why it’s hard to be an active Christian, not a hypocritical one.

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Living Behind A Farting Ox

Cursed are you who trust in your own strength… blessed are you who trust in God. …Does this mean that God curses us when we’re prideful? That God blesses only those who toady up to him? It’s been a popular…

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I Come From A People Of The F-Bomb

“God, you don’t want me, I like the f-bomb. I like it a lot. I am a woman of the f-bomb and I come from a people of the f-bomb.” But God would take me by the shoulders and shake me clean and clear like an etch-a-sketch. God can restart, wipe clear, and get ready whomever God needs to use.

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The Only Necessary Thing

Paul tells us how it really is: If you can do all these wonderful things and you don’t have love in your heart… you’re a grade-C garage band.

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The Best Moment

…is the moment when you realize you’re wrong. It’s not an easy moment, but it is the moment when you can spontaneously begin to do something different. This is what the people of Israel discovered, and we discover it too, over and over.

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Finding God Where You Least Expect It

The brown bag sermon – where everyone puts something in a brown paper bag and then Mother Sare incorporates every thing inside into the sermon – brings home the idea that we can find God where we least expect it, and that everything we touch and everything we do can remind us of God’s love for us.

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The Second Coming is… what?

The miracle of Christmas is more than perhaps you thought it was. What if the second coming is not what Hollywood says? What if the second coming is you and me? What if the second coming is learning how to love like Jesus lived, and loved like Jesus loved?

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