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Some of us marched with our friends at the Women’s March, alongside millions around the world. Our nation should be a beacon of hope, a place of dignity and freedom for all people. God blesses those on the margins and we should always remember ‘the least of these.’
Consider these words, a version of the Beatitudes, written by Emily from St. Lydia’s stlydias.org. adapted for the moment.
Blessed are the poor.
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are the refugees.
Blessed are the undocumented.
Blessed are the immigrants.
Blessed are the compassionate.
Blessed are the uninsured.
Blessed are those with …
This month we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King who was a minister, activist, and a leader in the advancement of civil rights with non violent and civil disobedience based upon his Christian beliefs. Today, I am reminded of his words: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” I have great concern that this past election has eroded civility in our country where rudeness, disrespect, and hate will become the norm.
This past Friday we celebrated the …
In the most technical sense Mandi Vee is no longer Homeless !! She moved indoors tonight. She is in the center of this picture.
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Someone recently asked me if it’s difficult for those who are SJ’s in the Myers Briggs personality test to be equalitarian in the church. If you are unfamiliar with this test you can read about it at myersbriggs.org. SJ (Sensing Judging) is the structure part of the test and is described as the following: “In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options?” This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).”
I admit to being …
QUOTE"If we serve Jesus then every act & thought has meaning. Acts of kindness aren’t just niceties, they become acts of worship.."