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Posts from January 2021 (Page 3)

Change

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same. Have you ever heard this expression? The more things change, the more they stay the same. I have heard this before, and I had a boss that used it a lot. I admit it was annoying. Over the past year I must say a lot…

God’s Voice

Dear Voices of God, God thunders across the waters, Brilliant, God’s voice and face, streaming brightness — God, across the flood waters. Psalm 29:3 Msg The voice of God. Shenoute of Atripe in the 420s made a powerful statement of the way in which Christ’s healing voice could reach every corner of daily life: “Try…

Has the Lord Been Socially Distant?

Sunday’s sermon referenced Jeremiah 31:12 They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem. They will be radiant because of the LORD’s good gifts— the abundant crops of grain, new wine, and olive oil, and the healthy flocks and herds.  I find that 2020 was a year where it felt…

Sunday to Monday | Through the Portal

The first worship of 2021 is under our belt. Pastor Dave opened John 1:1-18 for us and helped us to see that the Christ child came to open a portal for us to enter to the presence, love and mercy of God. There was a bit of glitch in the stream, with a break midway…

New Year Blessing

A Blessing for the New Year by John O’Donohue On the day whenthe weight deadenson your shouldersand you stumble,may the clay danceto balance you. And when your eyesfreeze behindthe grey windowand the ghost of lossgets into you,may a flock of colours,indigo, red, greenand azure blue,come to awaken in youa meadow of delight. When the canvas…

New Year and New Normal

2020 is over! The year that would never end has ended. What does that mean though? Will everything change at midnight? Will it flip back to where we were at midnight of last year? Is that where we even want to be? I would argue no. I think there is a fascinating concept that repeats…