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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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