Tag Archives: service

It’s about everybody but you

The evening meal was in progress. The devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. The end was near, and Jesus wanted nothing more than to share this meal together with his disciples. But the … Continue reading

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The Advocate

Angela walked off the Greyhound bus in downtown Los Angeles near skid row with a paper sack of belongings and $200 minus her bus fare that got her there from prison. She was dusty and scared, with nowhere to go … Continue reading

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Queen Esther

Now there was a certain Jew living in exile in the city of Susa in Persia, seat of the king’s now queen-less palace, named Mordecai. And Mordecai had a cousin named Esther whom he had taken in and cared for … Continue reading

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Love in action

It was a bizarre idea. A wildly impulsive good deed. Something that doesn’t happen except for maybe once or twice in a lifetime. But in smaller ways, it could be emulated in a hundred different ways as long as it … Continue reading

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Come together, right now, over me

It’s a silly, nonsensical Beatles song (even George Harrison admitted that), but its most memorable line is the word for the church today: “Come together, right now, over me,” if by that we mean: Come together over Jesus.

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Are we guilty of narcissistic spirituality?

A little guilt is good; too much guilt is selfish. To wallow in one’s guilt is to place too much importance on oneself. I think for too long, we have been too obsessed with our own spirituality. God doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Lose it and use it

If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. (Mark 8:35) I think I just figured out why I’ve been so irritable lately. Oh, you wouldn’t know because you don’t have to live with me, but … Continue reading

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DAY ONE: Road trip

I am currently on a 3-day Anniversary gift — a trip to Tempe, Arizona for three Los Angeles Angels spring training games. I am journaling my trip for the Angels organization and plan to share some of this with you … Continue reading

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