Missio on the Tabernacle: In the Details

Select ODBC External Database. Choose Manage Tab. Select SAE_808_VW. Export to Excel – Values Only. Remove Duplicates. Sort by Billing Amount. Refresh Data. Validate Batch. View Control Report Exceptions. These are some of the tedious, although at times strangely gratifying, … more »

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WINDOWS INTO WAITING: Advent Meditations on Vocation and the Silence of God

Contributors from all over America reflect on the theme of longing and silence in their experiences of the Advent season. more »

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Missio on The Tabernacle – More Important Things?

“Then Moses said to the people of Israel, ‘See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with … more »

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Missio on The Tabernacle: The Spiritual Gift of Creating Beauty

For my whole adult life, I have wrestled with having creative talents.  Some artists know with certainty, early on, what they were made to do.  They delight in the joy of creating just as surely as their creative Heavenly Father … more »

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Missio on The Tabernacle: Every Craftsmen

Everybody knows a Bezalel. And most folks want to be a Bezalel. Even if you don’t know what that means, it’s still a fact. Most of us thrive on recognition and affirmation. Or, we at least think we would if … more »

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Thanksgiving Meditations: Thankful for Thank You Notes

Years ago, an American children’s program aired on Nickelodeon titled, “Blue’s Clues”. Blue’s Clues featured an animated blue-spotted dog named Blue.  The show’s innovative animation and production techniques helped their young viewers learn. The show was hosted by a live-action Steve … more »

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Thanksgiving Meditations: I Am Thankful

The phrase, “Give thanks” is stated or implied many times in Psalm 136. The Thanksgiving Holiday season is, naturally, a prime time to give thanks.  (However, for the Christian, the Thanksgiving season should be a year-round affair; that is, we always … more »

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Thanksgiving Meditations: Remembering and Thanking

My former pastor in St. Louis often said from the pulpit, “When I start thinking, I start praising God!”  I would like to propose a slight variation to this phrase: “When I start remembering, I start thanking God!” There is … more »

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Missio on Joseph: 20% Battery Life Remaining – Do You Want to Enter Low Power Mode?

The frantic blare of an air horn awakens me and welcomes me to Sunday morning.  The life of a youth worker at a church. 5:30 am, pray tell, how did you arrive so quickly? The 4 hours of sleep I … more »

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Missio on Joseph: The Common Good is the Greater Good

  As this week’s passage picks up the story of Joseph in Genesis 41, we come across a young man – a mere 30 years old at this point – who has reached a position of power and prominence in … more »

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