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podcast – for the Spirit searches everything 2/9/2020

For the Spirit searches everything is a pastoral message about how we might be the salt and light of the world. The Spirit of God reveals to us who God is. God is God of love, justice, and mercy. To do what God cares about requires us to care for the oppressed, the poor, the […]

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podcast – blessed 2/2/2020

pastoral message about the fact and reality of being blessed, even when we do not feel blessed. we are blessed to be part of God’s family. as family, we are there for each other, including fighting for justice! Karen Baker-Fletcher’s account of divine love that enables forgiveness and repentance that demands justice is a good […]

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rough week to preaching on Sunday

How does one go from having had a really rough week to preaching on Sunday? And of all things, lectionary this week is on the B-attitudes? Blessed are… I certainly did not feel blessed this week in any stretch of the imagination. I felt awful, felt disappointed and sad, and just all around not had […]

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trying to hear and listen to my own voice

is this a true silence? no words or noise can be heard now. but there are thoughts, feelings, and dreams to be expressed. ideas waiting to be engaged in conversation awaiting acceptance or push back. but nothing can be heard now. because the voice has been ignored too many times. the voice from within has […]

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hallelujahs to the LORD

Why is it so hard on Monday mornings to start up again? It’s so hard fo concentrate or even to know what to do or how to prioritize sometimes.  So I decided to “watch” yesterday’s Sunday worship service online. I worship online with Willow Creek Community Church at South Barrington, IL (Chicago area). Services are […]