Light of Hospitality

The girls are preparing for piano recitals. And Phoebe is constantly playing a song from the musical Dear Evan Hansen, “Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass / I’m waving through a window.” I told her it sounds a little creepy, who is looking in my window?! But dad jokes aside, the song reveals […]

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Firehose

“The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.” – 2Peter 3:10 This week’s UN Climate Report gave dire predictions.1 It outlines a path where it is not God who destroys the world with fire, but – as we […]

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Know God Know Hope

“Unlike him, [the dog] retained a kind of hope. Hope is an instinct only the reasoning human mind can kill.” — The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene On Sunday Chandler’s food pantry ran out of milk. Which happens some weeks, but a regular family with a new baby arrived. So I hurried to […]

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Evil

lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil “one” When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we simply speak, “deliver us from evil”, but others add “evil one.” Translations of Matthew 6:13 are often “evil one” (like the NIV). In the Greek of Matthew either translation is acceptable (it includes the article adjective and […]

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Walk

“From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” – John 6:66 From the beginning I have supported the vaccine. It was my and Meg’s 2020 halloween costume. Through individual conversations I have encouraged everyone to get the shot. Of course I believe the shot will help keep me healthy. […]

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