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The Fire Next Time: Threat or Promise

The Judeo- Greek world in which Jesus arrived and Christianity was born had long held that the elements of all life were Earth, Air, Water and Fire. God breathed life into the first humans in the Genesis account after fashioning them from the Earth itself. Water and Fire also play essential parts in the life story of our faith.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas is a PUSH time of year…. Keep going until all the preparations are done and the long awaited guests arrive. And of course it commemorates and celebrates the birth of our Lord Jesus the Christ which certainly involved a time of physical Labor – since the conception was miraculous but no one noted that the birth itself was “unnatural”, painless or easy. Labor is all about PUSHing….

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I want my sight back

For the past several weeks the dialogue between people and Jesus is in response to their desire for something. The rich young ruler wanted to know how to ensure eternal life. The Zebedee brothers wanted to sit on Jesus’ right and left hand in the Kingdom and today a blind beggar wants to see! The common thread is that God is the source of our desires. This is, however, clearly a miracle account… or is it.

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The Blank Check

Have you ever been approached, as Jesus was, by someone asking for a blank check?  Who would dare ask for a blank check?  Do you even use checks instead of money transfers? It’s a metaphor… That’s what the sons of Zebedee did one day when they said, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”  Who would dare approach any of us ask any of us for carte blanche?  Well, our children, our grandchildren… zoey… the IRS no they have a formula.

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Who’s Walking the Earth

In the beginning after the 7 days of creation… God and Adam and Eve walked in the Garden… and then there was that little garden incident with the apple and the snake… and suddenly we human beings were walking the Earth… immortality was lost and human beings began getting into all kinds of trouble… or so the saga of the Old Testament begins.

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Ashes, Ashes, Falling Down

Do you remember the nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosie:
Ring around the rosy, A pocketful of posies. Ashes, ashes. We all fall down! My mother was a first grade school teacher and really enjoyed teaching that age. So when we came to the beach – to get us to get “all wet” she used to get us in the water and we would sing the rhyme and at the last line it was mandatory to fall down…Get all wet!

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Bread and Water

When I – born into the moderate affluence of middle class America – think of Bread and Water I think of being deprived: locked in a cell with only Bread and Water. When I – thinking like a child of the first world- when I think of bread and water I think of being deprived – locked in MY room with only bread and water and my phone and my ipad and my TV and my bed and my computer and… Bread and water is the food of captives, criminals, people who are being limited in their existence. Bread and water is the bare minimum to survive.

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The Monster Under the Bed

The Monster Under the Bed – for example –is a problem…
How would you solve it? Meet a 5 year old girl named Megan. Like many children her age for generations Megan was terrified of a monster that lived under her bed. What to do?

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