Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Beyond managing our anger

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Years ago, I participated in anger management classes held on our church campus. A secular counseling group rented one of our rooms and led...

Letting God guide

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I distinctly remember waking up one morning desperate to find a deeper understanding of faith and reason for a relationship with God. Life had...

Rethinking retirement

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In the spring of 2016, I transitioned out of senior pastoral leadership at Reedley (Calif.) MB Church. Connie, my wife, and I enjoyed 17...

A mother’s truest treasure

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Our children are among the most important things given to us in our lives. With this gift comes the responsibility of passing on faith....

Following the Good Shepherd to forgiveness

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“Grace, you’re a pastor.” The thought crosses my mind, poking at my contemptuous spirit. “You’re a pastor. You should forgive. You watch victims forgive...

Waiting for peace

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I am a winter person. Where most people only see cold and dark, I see cozy sleepy days. Where some people dread, I anticipate....

Christmas

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“To Peggy from Santa Claus.” I carefully removed the homemade tag from the package. Out tumbled a yellow-haired, red-cheeked rag doll with gangly legs. Not exactly what...

They that mourn

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Simeon and Anna are two of my favorite biblical characters we encounter during the Christmas season. These two senior adults appear at the temple...