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  • August 2015 - Celebrate your neighbors

    Published August 4, 2015

    My grandson is at the age where my and mine can become rather loud. He also is very committed that whatever he is eating is shared by everyone else. If you don’t mind the sticky hand that is offering goldfish crackers to you, it can be a sweet learning moment.

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  • justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

    Published August 4, 2015


    God grieves
    A reflection and confession based on Ephesians 4:25–5:2

    by Magdalena I. García

    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. —Ephesians 4:30

    He was embarrassed,
    so he could not anticipate
    where teasing about being different
    was going to lead.
    Now his former peers
    have become his tormentors
    and every time he is bullied,
    God grieves.

    She was enamored,
    so she could not foresee
    where that obsessive control
    was going to lead.
    Now her prince charming
    has become her jailer ...

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    From Reimagining the church

  • Pastorish

    Published August 3, 2015


    Emptying out
    The un-mastered art of letting go of expectations

    by Mieke Vandersall

    I know that for some this may border on heresy, but I have to be honest: I’m not a big fan of the labyrinth.

    For those who aren’t familiar, a prayer labyrinth is a single, purposeful path that winds circuitously (and often confusingly) from the edge to the center. It’s supposed to helps us learn how to be led by God through the indirect paths of our lives.

    I know many people who have had powerful experiences walking labyrinths, but I just haven't ...

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    From Reimagining the church

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