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Receiving a Life vs. Making a Life

In continuing my thoughts on keeping in step with the Spirit (Gal. 5:25) one of the first things, I believe, we need to get our arms around is that the Holy Spirit is always active in our lives to birth in us the life of Christ we cannot produce ourselves. We cannot by direct effort ...

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A Time for Courage

“As it turns out, Advent is a time for courage. Beyond gentle images of beautiful angels, lowing cattle, and an expectant mother, we are called to be aware of the darkness in us and around us. We are encouraged not to run from these realities by hiding our heads in the sand, but to be ...

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Today..The Big Reveal

Today at Faith, as part of our celebration of Christ’s coming, we are participating in The Big Reveal. It’s a culmination of The Big Give and The Big Go…where we, like Jesus went outside the walls that have separated us from those whom he loves and we gave. We gave of our finances, our time, ...

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Tis the Season to Be Attentive

So much of our spiritual lives is about being attentive to the on-going, creative work of the Spirit in our lives. Ironically, Christmas can be so distracting, so engaging for us as ministers, we are the one who forget to make space for the incarnate God who came to walk among us. We are the ...