Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Lately, the buzz on the local sports talk radio channels has been all about Dirk Nowitzki, the star of the Dallas Mavericks, and what his future might be. All sources seem to indicate that he will be opting out of … Continue reading

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EMBRACING ORDINARY TIME

Pentecost Sunday is always a great day in mainline Protestant churches. If for only that Sunday, we give ourselves permission to let go a little…to embrace our inner charismatic and celebrate the Spirit. Many wonder why we only approach worship … Continue reading

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REIMAGINING PENTECOST

This upcoming Sunday is Pentecost. All my life, I’ve heard teachings and sermons about Pentecost being symbolized by wind. Some churches even pull out big fans on Pentecost in an attempt to reenact the events of this liturgical holy day. … Continue reading

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LOST & PENTECOST

This week, I realized that the LOST finale will be airing on the Christian celebration of Pentecost. Pentecost literally means “fiftieth day” and is historically connected to the Jewish festival of Shavuot, which commemorates God giving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai fifty days … Continue reading

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EGO, PT 2

“He himself was not the light; he only came as a witness to the light.” – John 1:8  Though none of us would want to admit it, the truth is that everyone who serves in the church sometimes blurs the … Continue reading

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TRANSFORMATION

Before a summer camp last year, I was very uneasy. The leadership group of teens and adults had come in a day early to make sure everything was ready for the campers’ arrival. But my spirit was restless and I … Continue reading

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UNWAVERING GRACE

Journaling has long been a good spiritual discipline for me, even when the habit becomes inconsistent. Forcing myself to stop long enough to recognize and record how God is moving in my life has deepened my spirituality. If you've never tried it, … Continue reading

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