Reflections


Get Behind Me Satan

Get Behind Me Satan

Mark 8:31-38 Jesus has some harsh words for his disciple Peter in the text for this coming Sunday. Peter pulls Jesus aside and wants him to stop talking about how his mission involves dying...


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Weeping and Remembering

Weeping and Remembering

In Psalm 137 we hear the writer say, “By the rivers of Babylon, we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.” The word Zion is another name for Jerusalem. The writer is Jewish...


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Thanksgiving as a Mindset

Thanksgiving as a Mindset

There is a reason it is called “Thanksgiving”, because the focal point of the holiday is supposed to be giving thanks. Cultivating this kind of attitude is not easy. As Anne Lamott writes in...


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Not again…

Not again…

The news flashed across my cell phone screen Sunday night. I didn’t want to look at it at first. I don’t think I believed it at first. But there it was. Another mass shooting....


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A Different Kind of Sword

A Different Kind of Sword

Matthew 10:24-29 The truth hurts. Being confronted with another person’s honest feelings can sting a little. Being told the reality of a situation with no sugar-coating can be hard to handle. When a person...


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