In September 2007, German politician Gabriele Pauli shocked her conservative party at home and sent waves through news outlets worldwide when she proposed that marriage should only last seven years. The 50-year-old, twice-divorced, motorcycle-riding Pauli campaigned to be the chair of her party with the hopes of institutionalizing “the seven-year… MORE

  “Mary wrapped the baby in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 The Advent-Christmas season is full of tradition, memories, and legend. It is also full, often over-full, bustling and bursting with the exhausting activity of keeping… MORE

The most powerful classroom lesson on loving and serving one another was taught in a dimly lit room of a common house in first century Palestine. In the context, a dozen grown men with full stomachs and dirty feet, the night before Jesus died. John tells the story in Chapter… MORE

“Suffering is not an elective but a core course in the school of life.” Anonymous How true that it is! When life happens, when bad news comes and people let us down, how do we go from knowing the Word to living the Word? How do we go from wanting… MORE

I have been practicing James 1:19 “Everyone should be quick to listen and slow to speak” ever since the Supreme Court ruling to redefine marriage. I have spent much time in scripture, prayer, reading and listening to your varied thoughts and feelings on this sensitive and volatile issue. Here is my… MORE

The season of Lent originated in the 4th century as a 40-day preparation for those who wanted to be baptized.  It was a time of concentrated study and prayer before their baptism on Easter.  Over time the entire faith community was called to join those preparing for baptism in the disciplines of prayer,… MORE

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