Month: October 2019

An Aversion to Prayer

Sadly, I notice in me an aversion to prayer. Not all types of prayer – blessing a meal, praying for a friend, our world, etc.. – but particularly my midday prayer. It’s in my calendar and accompanied by an alarm, but nonetheless it is often subject to the snooze button or disregarded altogether. My dislike for midday prayer becomes most …

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What’s Your Favorite?

What’s your favorite food?  What’s your favorite movie?  Your favorite novel?  Or your favorite record album?  These are some of the fun questions we ask, to get to know each other better, to see what interests we have in common, or simply to pass the time.  Sometimes these interchanges are fun, and sometimes they can lead to arguments (“I can’t …

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Believing What We Sing

“There is no one like Jesus, there is no one like him. We walk, we turn, we search; there is no one like him.” If you attended GRC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 21st, you may have heard some kids and adults from our congregation singing these words. If you are like me (and I admit, I’m partial), hearing those …

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Wilson, Lennon, and Jesus

At the Versailles Peace Conference of 1919, following an adoring reception by thousands of Parisians, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson told assembled leaders that they had the chance to establish peace where all others had failed. He added that  “Even Jesus Christ had failed because he gave us the ideal without devising a practical scheme to attain it.”  This from a …

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