Tag Archives: encounter God

The Glories of Living on the Edge

  My FB friends have been posting pictures of spring’s glories for months. I’ve been able to experience some spring in other places as I traveled with my work.  But now it is finally coming to my home! Is it … Continue reading

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Looking for Hope

After closing the church year with last week’s “In Memoriam” blog, it is time for me to turn my thoughts toward the Advent of Jesus and the theme of hope. On that note I need to let you know how … Continue reading

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Catching God’s Rhythm

One of three foci at Faith Forward  was on the rhythm of our spiritual lives. Like  other rhythm, spiritual rhythm is created out of an intentional and regulated blend of sounds, or activities, and pauses.  The spiritual pausing in which … Continue reading

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Writing our Lives into God’s Challenging Script

Last week’s post held elements of lament and uncertainty that characterize much of the Western church’s current context. Other questions live on the underside of those uncertainties about naming God in the scripts of our lives. One of those questions … Continue reading

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Encountering God who anoints us

This past week I was in Iowa for a Mennonite Camping Convention. Meeting with Camp Folk who are passionate about nature, campers, and their faith is always a highlight, and this year was no exception. A highlight was officiating at … Continue reading

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Encountering our blessing God

This week’s  recommended texts have to do with journeying and blessing. I explored some of these texts  with a small, multicultural Mennonite congregation last Sunday. The group included a Colombian refugee, a French Canadian ex-offender who was undergoing chemo, immigrants … Continue reading

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Encountering God in our Temptations?

This plate of sweets tempts me. So do many other things. Temptation abounds for all of us. I rarely think of those temptations as potential God encounters. But that is this week’s worship theme in Leader, where seasonal worship resources … Continue reading

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