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Take the Lead on World Hunger

This Lent we are invited to listen carefully for God’s voice in our lives. The move from prayer, to recognition of our need for God, to acknowledging our relationship with hungry neighbors teaches us to open our hands to ensure

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Swim Lessons

This past weekend my family spent both Saturday and Sunday at The Georgia Institute of Technology’s beautiful aquatic center as my little girl struggled through her first swim meet. She walked away with four disqualifications out of 7 events, one

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Alchemy

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery here in Atlanta features guest writers periodically in its publication Eyedrum Periodically. The publication’s 9th issue is themed: Alchemy – how we change, how we grow, how we question what we know and don’t know

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When Liturgy Comes Alive

Does life seem to mimic the liturgical season for anyone else? These are the seasons that some churches follow marking transitions within the Christian story beginning usually in November. Most people who are vaguely familiar with Advent think it is

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Fall in Love

A meditation from Pedro Arrupe  (1901-1907) Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what

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Seminary: Losing Jesus

Today is the final day in my seminary career. Two years and one semester ago, I reluctantly applied to seminary. I often quoted Acts 4:13 to support my argument against going: When they saw the courage of Peter and John and

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Blessed in the Dark Places

  During Advent, I love belting out Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah as our young acolyte solemnly lights one of the four blue candles in our church’s Advent wreath. “Light one candle to watch for Messiah: let the light banish

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All Saints Sunday
“Who’s that Lady?”

She stood on the opposite street of the intersection where my van was idle. The morning, May sun was a spotlight on her fidgeting. She adjusted her khaki wide-legged culottes. I see the dirt stains, not yet filthy, the pants still retain

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Seminary Takeaway #1

As I approach a December 2015 graduation from seminary, two friends asked me to sum up what I’ve learned. Here’s my summary: “I know very little for certain, yet I am certain of God’s expanding presence.”

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