Monthly archives: October, 2018

The Miracle of Restoration

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me…. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see. There are many people like Bartimaeus around us – people who are either blind physically,  or socially. We know that they don’t see fully what we can see and …

From Suffering to Grace

Hebrews 5:1-10 Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward since he himself is subject to weakness;  and because of this, he must offer sacrifice for his own …

Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased

As sci-fi author Spider Robinson wrote in his series The Callahan Chronicals, “Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased.” Continuing with the story of Job, double the feeling of tragedy with Psalm 22. Drill down into Job’s overwhelming feelings of isolation, despair, defeat, hopelessness, and puzzlement that God would abandon anyone in their time …

Afflictions & Faith

Last year, several of our church members and guests of the congregation studied Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. We still have a few books available if you are interested to read it. Rohr proposes to faithfully embrace the abundance of the blessings in life, regardless of how, too …

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