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Salvation – More Than an Event

Our understanding of living in the kingdom of God necessitates we look at our often narrow understanding of salvation.  When salvation is thought of only in term of a past experience and a one-time moment of “decision” we make, salvation gets cut off from life in the present. Do not misunderstand me, there is a ...

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The Attentive Life

“The secret of waiting is the faith that the seed has been planted, that something has begun.  Active waiting means to be fully present to the moment, in the conviction that something is happening where you are and that you want to be present to it.  A waiting person is someone who is present to ...

Christmas – The Initiative of God

“When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son….” Gal. 4:4 “God comes to us like the sun in the morning…when it is time. We must assume an attitude of waiting, accepting the fact that we are creatures and not the creator. We must do this because it is not our right to ...

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An Interrupted Life

God’s grace comes often in severe ways to open our eyes to a greater reality that we have yet experienced. Our part is to be open to it and let it transform us. In speaking about Mary the mother of Jesus, Craig Barnes writes, “God has interrupted our ordinary expectations, as cherished as they were, ...

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Winter in Our Soul

  Last night we witnessed a total eclipse and today is the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere…the shortest day of the year.  We often live in similar moments, even seasons, when the darkness seems to overtake the light.  Darkness that has settled in our souls can overshadow any glimmer of hope. Living by faith ...

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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, ...