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3/28/2014

  Reading the P.S. from P.S. this week really hit home for me.  Recently, it seems in a lot of ways questions and struggles with my spiritual life have surfaced.  Conversations through LCM, devotionals I’ve read, or even the gospel lesson last week that I reflected on in church.  I[…]

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ps from ps

Figuring God out is tricky.  So many perspectives on faith. It’s a constant battle.  Why did this happen?  How did that happen? We are not the first to ask.  We are not the first to look at the events of life and have some see one thing…. and others see[…]

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3/14/2014

If you are on Facebook at all, you may be following the new Lenten Facebook posts created in collaboration with Parkside Lutheran Church at Lutheran Campus Ministries. During Lent, we are engaging in reflective conversations online about Faith in the Tough times.  We focus each day on an issue in[…]

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2/28/2014

Privilege is a scary thing. It causes blindness.  It causes complacency.  And honestly, I think it makes it harder to love.   Last week in his sermon, Pastor Steve talked about those that are difficult for us to love.  Of course, we probably all talked about those that have committed hateful[…]

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2/28/2014

I didn’t really understand what it meant to be a Christian until the year I lived in WashingtonDC and had to go dumpster-diving to make ends meet. Yeah, you read that right.  I’ve literally climbed into dumpsters in order to extend the buck.  It was a part of life while[…]

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life’s circumstances

“I do not give to you as the world gives.  So do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid.”  Jesus, in John’s gospel. Thank God!  If Jesus gave to us the way the world/life/fate/whatever your take on all this is/karma/etc gave to us, we’d be[…]

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2/14/2014

I really like the quote on the heading of this email.  “Everything that is done in the world is done by connecting hope to action.”  That is powerful.  Simple, but powerful. Think for a moment, what hopes do you have? They might be personal hopes, hopes for loved ones, or[…]

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2/7/2014

Have you ever said or done something that you don’t really mean? Something that doesn’t quite come from the heart, but maybe you said it in an effort to come across a certain way? Or to “save face”? How did you feel afterward? I’ve done this. And the thing is,[…]

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lighting

“You are a light to the world.  Don’t hide it…let it shine.” – Jesus in the Bible This is Dan Potaznick.  He’s a light to the world. This picture is from last January and Dan is standing in one of the classrooms at Grace School in Ile a Vache Haiti.  He[…]

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1/31/2014

1/31/2014 When Pastor Steve first proposed the idea of “31 Days of Compassion” to me, I thought to myself; “Oh yeah, that’s simple, I can do that no problem.”  It’s been a long-standing value of mine that lives that follow Jesus are something to be lived out in the day to day,[…]

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