Ash Wednesday and some Sunflowers for Ukraine

- Sunflowers for Ukraine Then Jesus said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my …

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beyond “feel good”

- moving pine straw from point A to point B at Maul-Hall Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18“If you love me, you will keep my commandments." Jesus - John 14:15“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have …

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sometimes it’s the words, not the pictures (but please read anyway)

Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. This was the one who had leaned against Jesus at the meal and asked him, “Lord, who is going to betray you?” When Peter saw this disciple, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain …

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So how should we respond to the segregationists? Let’s ask Jesus…

So, brothers and sisters, followers of The Way, children of the Living God - are we going to be just like everyone else? Or, are we going to follow Jesus when it comes to how we face evil, speak truth to power, and take the light of the Good News into every place we possibly can? 

So, do we trust God?

Do we trust God... or do we believe we're the ones with all the answers? Really? Are we seriously confident that we have things figured out that well? Are we that close to world peace, political detente, and domestic nirvana - so close that we don't need to trust God? So... how exactly has that been working for us?

the problem with comfortable

 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid." - John 14:27 "Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." - Matthew 11:29 …

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