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Advent Hope
November 27th, 2022
The first Sunday of Advent is about hope. Writer and spiritual director Kathy Escobar says “hope requires risk and sacrifice. Working against our reflexes to run, hide, self-protect, and self-medicate...  Read More
by Kerry Smith
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3 Rules
November 17th, 2022
The 3 General Rules ask all of us to do the opposite. They are meant to slow us down in a world that moves so quickly so that we can act with intention in all we do. And for that, I am grateful....  Read More
by Dexter Evans
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Is it This or is it That?
November 10th, 2022
But to reduce politics and our civic engagement to a choice made on election day is as much missing the point as reading the story of Mary and Martha and choosing between “sitting at the feet” of Jesu...  Read More
by Phillip Dieke
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“The days are long, but the years are short.”
November 2nd, 2022
“The days are long, but the years are short.” -- Gretchen Rubin

I often think of these words, especially as the end of a year approaches. It seems like when October comes, we are on fast forward and ...  Read More
by Kerry Smith
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We Carry the Light for Each Other
October 27th, 2022
I need All Saints Sunday because grief feels so lonely, and All Saints Sunday reminds me that I’m not alone....  Read More
by Dexter Evans
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We're All in This Together
October 19th, 2022
There are lots of ways connection can happen, lots of opportunities to be together, but again togetherness is about more than just proximity, it is about intentionality. As we journey through Chapter ...  Read More
by Phillip Dieke
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Welcome
October 12th, 2022
I spent a few days this week at a clergy retreat with my colleagues at the North Texas Conference of the UMC. Musician Mark Miller was our presenter, and my voice was hoarse from singing so much! One ...  Read More
by Dexter Evans
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A Time to Flourish
October 5th, 2022
When my kids were little, I would imagine them all grown up. They would live in the cutest house and have a kind, loving spouse. They would be happy and have meaningful work. Sometimes when nap time w...  Read More
by Kerry Smith
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What Sets My Heart on Fire
September 28th, 2022
Lately, I've been feeling disconnected from these vows. Sure, keeping the ministries of the church running is my job, but does that mean I am living up to the promise I made fifteen years ago? Prayer,...  Read More
by Dexter Evans
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How a Fish Taught Me about Flourishing
September 21st, 2022
The Rainbow Fish finds happiness through sharing his gift. We each have unique gifts. As people of faith we profess we have been blessed, not exclusively for our own benefit, rather we have been bless...  Read More
by Phillip Dieke
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The Smiths Go to Church
September 13th, 2022
Growing up, the church was an oasis for me, a place where people loved me, and I received countless hugs. I want children to feel like the church is a little slice of heaven here on earth. And I want ...  Read More
by Dexter Evans
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Faith and Politics
September 8th, 2022
“We’re trying to tell you that the entire planet is about to be destroyed!” Kate DibiaskyThat’s a quote from Jennifer Lawerence’s character in the 2021 Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up.” If you haven’t se...  Read More
by Phillip Dieke
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