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What If All The Kids Had Coats? Praying For A Christmas Miracle (A Mustard Seed Musing)

The little girl came into church with her two brothers and her two older cousins. I noticed she was shivering, and that her hoodie looked pretty threadbare. The weather has turned for the colder, and it’s only supposed to get … Continue reading

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Strangers At My Door: Radical Hospitality (Book Review)

Jonathan and Leah Wilson-Hartgrave have taken hospitality to a whole new level. Founding Rutba House, they have ingrained themselves in Walltown, a Durham, NC, neighborhood, where they take in homeless men and women so that they can land safely and … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter: Stop Dancing With Your Demons (Movie Review)

Based on a true story,¬†Gimme Shelter¬†shines a light on a grim world where the foster care system, homelessness, drug abuse, and teen pregnancy collide. Vanessa Hudgens stars as Apple, who finally flees her drug addict mother (Rosario Dawson) to reconnect … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer (A Mustard Seed Musing)

A prayer for Christmas Eve: Holy God, I wonder what you see when you look at us. Do you see the ways that we strove to be like Jesus this year? Do you see the times we fed the hungry, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: It’s Your Time (Esther 4:1-16)

Do you recognize the moments when God is calling you, daring you, to step out of your comfort zone and do the impossible? In the lead up to our Scripture today, we see the way that Esther’s life was all … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Finding Home (Ruth Part I)

This sermon is Part I of a two-part series. I will preach this sermon on Ruth 1 at the 9 a.m. service for The Stand, on the first day that it meets in the sanctuary of Blandford UMC, on August … Continue reading

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