Category Archives: Hope

Sobriety and Life in the Spirit

“Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its…

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Ash Wednesday: Free to Know, Free to Admit, Free to Go Home

In the February 17, 2015, edition of the New York Times, David Brooks wrote about the experience of many, mostly soldiers returning from battle, who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder…

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Following Jesus to Engage Our World: Responding to Discouraging Trends

Have you ever been in the middle of a task that got unexpectedly hard? Maybe it was hitting a rock while digging, or encountering a surprisingly steep slope while hiking….

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Easter Stories: Staying Grounded Amidst Tears and Dancing

After our worship service on Easter I went down to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and spent the afternoon with my sister, whose year-old son has a serious form of cancer. Later…

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