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The Season of Lent: Underground and Appetites

I have tried to strike a balance between “engaging in” and “withdrawing from” as I consider which spiritual disciplines to practice during Lent.   Both can be challenging.  This year I have decided to be more aware of what I eat.  I have to be careful with wheat and dairy, but not so much with sugar. […]

Entering Holy Week

Stories grow richer and deeper and more meaningful as they are told over and over. That happens with one proviso: that we as listeners open our hearts and ears to hear and receive new meaning. Children (and at least one adult I know – me!) love to hear the same stories told over and over. […]

The Season of Lent: Loving Service

For several years I attended a Maundy Thursday service for ministers at a  church, down the street from Grace. We would begin with breakfast together and then move into a time of prayer and worship. Instead of a message, we would discuss together the significance of John 13, where Jesus washes the feet of the […]

“Sound” Doctrine

Opening Translations In the last blog post (which was my first, haha), I used several phrases we sing as examples of how language can be tricky in worship songs. See below: “Here I raise my Ebenezer…” from Come Thou Fount   “Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise…” from O Worship The King   Or […]

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