Prayer for April 30, 2021

Prayer for April 30, 2021: Please pray with me. God of grace, we need you. We like to fool ourselves into thinking that we are in control. But what’s so great about being in control anyway? When you are in control, you have all the responsibility. And when you...
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Be the 5%

Back when I started working in politics I went to a few trainings and learned from some great folks. One of the key lessons I learned then and has stuck with me was something Matt Lewis said – “95% of the people in politics don’t know what they are...
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Prayer for April 29, 2021

Prayer for April 29, 2021: Please pray with me. God of all nations, we like to think we are special. We like to think that are the only ones who you bless and care for. We like to claim you as ours. Hmm. Release us from the bondage of...
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Why I’m registered non-partisan

As I sit with both CNN and FoxNews open on my browser and read the latest propaganda, whoops…I mean headlines, I’m feeling a few things. 1. Exhaustion. I just can’t be constantly ticked off like these sites demand me to be. I don’t have the energy to be that...
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Prayer for April 28, 2021

Prayer for April 28, 2021: Please pray with me. Holy God, why is it that humanity takes simple things and makes them over complicated? Maybe we think that things should be more difficult than they are. Maybe we think that we need to struggle. Maybe we think we have...
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The Four Horsemen aren’t what you think they are…

A popular topic in some Christian circles is the Apocalypse – or the end of days. People have made a whole lot of money on the topic. Never mind that the folks who make all sorts of predictions always get it wrong – somehow there are plenty of people...
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Prayer for April 27, 2021

Prayer for April 27, 2021: Please pray with me. God who calls us to follow in word and action, too often we focus on the first part. We like to think that we need to get the belief parts right before we even attempt to try to live out...
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Congruence

This past Sunday, part of our lectionary readings came from 1 John 3:16-18 – “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and...
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Prayer for April 26, 2021

Prayer for April 26, 2021: Please pray with me. God who shepherds us, help us to expand our understanding of shepherding. You shepherd us by herding us when we go astray, by protecting us when attacked, and by leading us to be beside still waters. You also shepherd us...
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