Category Archives: Gods Kingdom

Jesus Is…Shaking Things Up

Much of the time when we think of Jesus, we think of a kind, loving teacher and healer. Someone ready to help us. Someone who is with us. Someone who is nice and wants us to be nice to others. … Continue reading

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When Did We See You?

Have you seen the new movie Wonder? Or read the book by RJ Palacio? Wonder is about a boy named August whose face is disfigured from birth. The story is about his experiences at middle school. It is safe to … Continue reading

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Words of Hope?

We’ve had another difficult and tragic week. Following the hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquake, now we have a tragic mass shooting. My heart is longing for words of hope. My heart is breaking for all who are suffering such great loss. … Continue reading

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Work Hard

I grew up with the Midwest work ethic. Work hard and you will succeed. These are the values we try to instill in our children too. Maybe that’s why I never really liked the parable of workers in the vineyard … Continue reading

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Salt Needed

Several years ago when my children were young, we made a batch of cookies. We remembered all the important things like chocolate chips, brown sugar, butter, eggs and flour. But in the chaos of making cookies with 3 small boys … Continue reading

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God’s Dream

Have you ever wondered what God dreams for the world? Think about what it would look like. Ask a child to draw a picture of Jesus’ dream and you will get some beautiful insights. Our Bible lessons for Sunday gives … Continue reading

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Mixed Up

A conversation that might take place this Sunday. “I think my Sunday school teacher is mixed up. She told us the story of Jesus dying on the cross. But in music Mrs. Keseley said that Advent starts in a week. … Continue reading

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Saints of God

In a busy world where we are always racing ahead and trying to keep up, this week we have a beautiful time to stop and remember. All Saints day is November 1. Sunday at worship we pause to remember and … Continue reading

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Lost

The gym at the Y was full of laughing, playing children. Balls were bouncing. Kids and staff were talking. The room was buzzing with activity. I stopped by to say hi to Sam who was working as a counselor at … Continue reading

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Rules

Are you a rule follower or breaker? Except for pushing the speed limit a bit, I’m definitely a rule follower. Curfews. Keep Out signs. Even breaking grammar rules is a challenge for me. It wasn’t until I had a little … Continue reading

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