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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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3/21/2014

The Gospel this week is the familiar story of the woman at the well. Take a look [link] There is a lot in there to unpack.  Jesus sits at the well, resting. A woman who does not recognize him, and who doesn’t even associate with his people comes to the[…]

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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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3/7/2014

So, this was our first week of “The Hunger Games” here at St. Paul’s.  How did it go for you?  I’ll admit that it was not easy for me.  And the fact that it was not easy for me was also difficult for me to deal with.  I’m a huge advocate for[…]

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March Madness

I figured today was a good day to divert from the normal format of devotions, being that some of you might have some extra time on your hands while stuck at home in a blizzard. First, the important news, God loves you and there is nothing you can do about it! Second,[…]

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ps from ps

  ps from ps “When you begin the season of Lent, which I actually never talk about or design, please give up a bunch of token things, eat fish frys (putting maps of them online once Al Gore invents that) and get your foreheads dirty once a year with ashes right[…]

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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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