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A Prayer for One’s Country

Prayer for One’s Country (adapted) –Adam Bittleston O Christ, Thou knowest The souls and spirits Whose deeds have woven This land’s destiny. May we who today Are bearers of this destiny Find the strength and the light Of thy servant Michael. And our hearts be warmed By Thy blessing, O Christ, That our deeds may […]

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Legacy Giving Coordinator: Job Posting

The Christian Community of North America is seeking a Legacy Giving Coordinator to support the development of Legacy Giving programs on the congregational level. For more information about the position and for information on how to apply click here.     

Uncertain Times

In times of uncertainty, of sudden disruptions and upheaval we look for indications, for signs that can help us to process all that is upending our lives. And it is natural to search frantically for any sign that promises safety, security and a return to normalcy. And when the kind of life raft needed to […]

Pandemic

Pandemic   What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times?   Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is.   Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. […]

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I am the door….

John 10: “I am the door.”   “While our speed may keep us safe, it also keeps us malnourished. It prevents us from tasting those things which would truly make us safe: Prayer, touch, kindness, fragrance–all those things live in rest and not in speed. Only when we take refuge in rest can we feel […]

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How Painful?

“In the same way, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. –Isaiah 66:9 “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” –C. S. Lewis  

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Creator Said…

The universe only pretends to be made of matter. Secretly it is made of love. Creator said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.” The eagle said, “Give it to me. I will take it to the moon.” […]