Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lectionary Reading: Sunday, February 23, 2014

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I’d like to tell you that I’m a man of regular, constant, deep prayer that moves mountains, calms seas and sends legions of pigs running over a cliff to their bacony death.  I wish I could claim the status of … Continue reading

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Leading Up

It is possible, yea, even profitable, to lead up.  To lead up is to exert positive influence on the person to which you are accountable, for the common good of the organization.  To lead up is to lead on, because we all have … Continue reading

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Jesus Is… the Fulfillment of the Law

In Matthew 5:17, Jesus says that He is the fulfillment of the law.  He said “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”  … Continue reading

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Storage Wars

We know that God gives us stuff.  Great stuff, actually.  Oceans.  Steak.  Breathing.  Creativity.  People.  Key Lime pie.  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights” (according to Jim).*   This … Continue reading

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Train Tracks Teach

– Train tracks represent planned power.   Power unplanned, unrestrained, or unintentional, is always dangerous.  God’s power is not like this.  His power is very planned, very restrained, and very intentional.  Tracks  are planned. – Train tracks take something someplace.  … Continue reading

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On Salt and Light

Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.   He describes the timing very specifically… not a future orientation but a present reality in our lives.  As His follower, I  am already … Continue reading

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In my experience, there is no way to eat a muffin in public without looking like a complete lunatic.  You know the ones — bigger than your folded hands, sticky, crumbly, and before every bite, you feel like saying “may … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Paco

I’ve called my little sister “Paco” for a long time.  Paco is not her real name, but Paco is her name.  To our children, she is Aunt Paco.  Now that we’re familiar with her name, let’s get into the specifics of … Continue reading

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Circle of Life

Today is a strange day.  Within the span of 3 hours, I will do a funeral, graveside service, and wedding.  It will truly be a whirlwind of significant life events, and I’m truly honored to be part of it.   … Continue reading

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