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God-Forsaken Places

by SDusza32

We’ll continue our journey toward Christmas through Advent by reading a text from Isaiah that reminds us there is no place or situation beyond the reach of God’s salvation. God-Forsaken Places

We Begin Again

by SDusza32

This Sunday is the first week of Advent. We’ll begin our time of preparation to celebrate the coming of Christ by reflecting on an inspiring vision of God’s dream for the world from the prophet Isaiah. We Begin Again

Soul Food

by SDusza32

Since Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday eating season, let us develop a robust theology of food so we may be thoroughly equipped to eat and drink to the glory of God. Soul Food

Stuck in a Sleepy World

by SDusza32

Some people love conflict, but others will do almost anything to avoid it. When our primary goal is to keep from making too much trouble for anyone, including ourselves, we can be lulled into a peaceful, comfortable, unengaged life. Stuck in a Sleepy World

Stuck in a Hostile World

by SDusza32

In our battle against injustice, in our quest to take down bullies, in our desire to make right what is wrong in our world, we must be careful not to become what we despise. Stuck in a Hostile World

Stuck in a Shiny Happy Shallow World

by SDusza32

What do you do when a highly anticipated experience fails to live up to your expectations or even worse, turns out to be a disaster? If you usually flee the scene in search of your next highly anticipated experience, you may be missing an opportunity to gain a kind of deep wisdom accessible only through […]

Stuck in an Anxious World

by SDusza32

Our world can sometimes be a scary place to live. But anxiety can make the world seem much scarier than it really is. Recognizing when we’re stuck in an anxious, rather than scary, world is an essential skill for maintaining peace of mind. Can you tell the difference? Stuck in an Anxious World

Stuck in a Stingy World

by SDusza32

Difficult experiences in the past can set us up to worry about not having enough resources to survive a future crisis. Jesus invites us to live in a world where, under God’s care and in community with others, there is always enough for everyone. Stuck in a Stingy World

Stuck in a Tragic World

by SDusza32

When we view the world through a tragic lens we sometimes feel like we’re stuck in a version of life we’d gladly trade for someone else’s. Jesus invites us to stop looking for what is missing in our lives and start appreciating what we already have instead. Stuck in a Tragic World