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Posts from February 2021 (Page 2)

Sunday to Monday | Inside Out

It was a good day to gather for worship: Valentine’s Day! And, it was back to our roots at Primrose School in Lone Tree; where GGCC originally met in 2004/2005! Thanks Shawn & Linda! We celebrated and remembered the great love of God that is ours each and every day. Pastor Dave taught on the…

Shema

Listen. What does it really mean to listen? Can we practice listening? Who are we listening to? These are some of the questions we will explore during Lent. This video explains some of what listen or hear means in our Bible. We hope you will join us in Lent for our focus on listening…to God,…

Today

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope. ~ Thomas Merton How many times in the past year have you questioned what…

The Pros and Cons of Stillness

Over the past few weeks, I have added yoga and meditation to my weekly routine. Yoga and meditation are great times to pause and experience a sense of controlled stillness where one can process thoughts, let things go, and just breathe. Which is fantastic, but like anything, too much stillness can be bad thing. It…

Lassoing a Wave

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, All right, we are in an airport. An airport may not be the best place for theological conversation. Nevertheless, when he said it to me, it annoyed me, as the comment always does. “I don’t go to church, but I do try to do right and to live a…

For the Week

We take our faith into the week, right? Read this past Sunday’s scripture and reflect what God might be saying to you. Isaiah 40:21-31 Mark 1:29-39 What is Jesus’ mission? How can you follow Jesus’ mission? What prepares you for the mission? Curated links to article and resources: Carrying on a Tradition & Deepening Friendship…

God lasts.

It’s been a year since the virus began to attack our health and our lives. A long year filled with many ups and downs. One that feels like the movie “Groundhog Day” where each day often seems just like a repeat of the one before. It’s February of the new year. We had hoped things…

A Door Closes…

I am going to go out on a limb and say that you have heard, or even perhaps this has been said to you, “When one door closes, another one opens …”   This has been resonating with me over the last month or so as a door is being closed – my employer is going…

Earthly Treasures

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.  2Peter 3:10 Do not lay up for yourselves…

No Fix Needed

Dear Mysteries, I was reading Eugene Peterson’s book “The Contemplative Pastor; Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction” recently and a portion of it stood out to me. Peterson’s hypotheses is, we live in a world with a modern mindset that is terrorized by the prospect of genuine, inexplicable mystery.                       Peterson says,  “The secularized…