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Lenten Lights

This is the eighth reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. It is early morning when I head into the living room via the coffee pot in the kitchen. On autopilot, I take a tall mug out of … more »

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The Leaky Cisterns of False Selves: Vocation, Repentance, and Lent

This is the seventh reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. Frequently spiritual leaders remind us that we are more than our professions. Rarely though, are we called to repent of our identification with our jobs. Lent prompts … more »

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God’s Greening Work

This is the sixth reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. This past Sunday marks the mid-point in Lent. It’s been called “Laetare Sunday” derived from the Latin introit used for the day within the Catholic Mass; “laetare” … more »

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Moving Home

This liturgical season of Lent invites us to slow down and notice the Holy Spirit dwelling here, creating a home within us. Lent is a good season to allow God to make his home within us more intentionally, to be present with him wherever we are. more »

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The Lenten Birthday: What a Little Girl Taught Me about Fasting

This is the third reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. Raised an agnostic, my first exposure to the Bible was when it was sung in the rock-opera Godspell. Fascinated, I was, by the notion that there was a … more »

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The Comfort and Cost of a Clean Heart

This is the first reflection in the Missio Lent series. Read the rest here. As followers of Christ, we are well acquainted with the call to cultivate the faith of a child, but perhaps an overlooked aspect of child-like faith … more »

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Why We Fast

This is the Shrove Tuesday reflection, the day before the Missio Lent series begins. Read the rest here. Today is Mardi Gras, more affectionately known as Fat Tuesday, a holiday which I have fond memories celebrating while growing up. The … more »

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On Epiphany, and Learning to See

Epiphany. To see clearly. To see what is really there. To see what we have not yet seen. For a long time, almost 1700 years in fact, Christian people have remembered January 6 as the day of epiphany. The 4th-century … more »

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Drawing the World to Himself

Tomorrow marks Epiphany. Traditionally, the church meditates on the Wise Men who searched for and journeyed great distances for the newborn King of Israel, along with other moments of Jesus’ being made manifest to the world. Long before the early believers … more »

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Celebrate With a Less Automatic Reply

As Advent draws to its high point of expectation in this year, we must also come to terms with the restless anxiety that we are not yet ready to down tools and celebrate. more »

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