“Life Will Get Better, I Promise!”

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If you could go back and have a conversation with yourself, 10, 20 or 30 years ago, what would you talk about? I know I’d have much to say. When I was in high school, I was extremely lonely. I felt like no one really knew who I was. I was words like “too serious”
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When Was the Last Time You Were All In?

“All In” Sermon Preached at Oaklands Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MD Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 I don’t know about you but I’m not the kind of person who enjoys taking BIG risks. I like to make measured decisions with the risks carefully analyzed and put into a larger perspective. I’m the kind of person who likes
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Pentecost Possibilities- Rebekah Hutto

Pentecost 2013

Today, as our summer Thursdays “Pentecost Possibilities” series continues, I’m glad to introduce my friend and colleague, Rebekah Hutto to the blog. She’s a mother of Hannah Ruth as pictured to the left. Rebekah has allowed the Spirit to lead her to combine two of her favorite things– children’s books and the season of Pentecost
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Do You Need a Tech Sabbath?

Let’s face it. I, like so many of you, am addicted to the Internet. The first thing I do in the morning is check not only my email but my twitter feed, Facebook and Instagram. I also check Whats App and Viber– to see who has communicated with me in a different time zone over
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Pentecost Possibilities- Susan Smartt Cook

Today our Pentecostal series continues with a guest post from Susan Smartt Cook. You may remember her wonderful prose from our Advent series last winter. Susan is a midwife, a wife, the mother to two fabulous dogs and a friend to many in Edmond, OK.   She blogs about the question, “What does living in the Spirit
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An Interfaith Conversion

We live in a growing interfaith world. We simply do not marry or interact or learn from people who come from the same exact faith background as us. Rarely do any us stay “one thing” our whole life without influence from another tradition. And, because of social media, have so many opportunities to know who
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Pentecost Possibilities- Amy Hanson

Today, I’m glad to share the words of a fellow member of the RevGalBlog, Amy Hanson a ELCA (Lutheran) seminarian. She allowed me to repost this part of her Pentecost sermon from 2013 posted originally on her blog, Diary of a Contemplative. Amy suggests that when the Spirit comes it is not as much about
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