Category Archives: Family

For those in Nor Cal wildfires

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Almighty and everlasting God, the Comfort of the sad, the Strength of sufferers, let the prayers of those that cry out of any tribulation come unto Thee, that all may rejoice to find that Thy mercy is present with them in their afflictions; through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. ~ Gelasian Sacramentary 5th Century (A prayer for all those affected… Read more »

Who’s Afraid of Heights? Me???

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Being together again…

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What Millennials are searching for…

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Millennials aren’t looking for a hipper Christianity. We’re looking for a truer Christianity, a more authentic Christianity. Like every generation before ours and every generation after, we’re looking for Jesus–the same Jesus who can be found in the strange places he’s always been found: in bread, in wine, in baptism, in the Word, in suffering, in community, and among the… Read more »

The day you become an adult…

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“Every child finds a day when they realize that adults can be weak and wrong just like everyone else.  After that day, you are an adult.  Like it or not.”  – Peter V. Brett The Warded Man

Bad guys don’t exist…

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“In reality, bad guys and good guys don’t exist… each of us, no matter how good, is fallen, and each of us, no matter how evil, is as beloved as the prodigal son.” ~ Frederica Mathewes-Green The Illumined Heart (Page 82)

Pass no judgment

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“Fire and water do not mix, neither can you mix judgment of others with the desire to repent. If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment, because the judgment of God is hidden from men. It has happened that men have sinned greatly in the open but have done greater… Read more »

The road to recovery

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Have you ever traveled to a mountainous part of the world when it was cloudy and rainy? You look out your windows and you can see almost nothing but the ground. Then the rain stops and the clouds part and you catch your breath because there, towering right over you, is this magnificent peak. But a couple of hours later… Read more »

The alliance between man and woman

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From here comes the great responsibility of the Church, of all believers, and first of all of believing families, to rediscover the beauty of the creative design that inscribes the image of God also in the alliance between man and woman. The earth is filled with harmony and trust when the alliance between man and woman is lived well. And… Read more »

Life without love…

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He found that man required affection, that life without tenderness and without love was only a noisy, miserable, unfeeling machine… ~ Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame