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Those Who Dream…prepare the way

You can watch the video of Pastor Kris’ reflection, Those Who Dream… prepare the way, HERE. If you have a copy of the bulletin nearby, I invite you to take a look at the title for this morning’s reflection: Those Who Dream… prepare the way. I have been sitting with those words, and in particular the phrase “prepare the way” and have been wondering what the gift—and the challenges—of being forced into an exodus the past 9 months might be preparing us for. All of this COVID-19 stuff hit us so quickly. As we settle into Advent and the upcoming winter months, I have been pondering how we might us...
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Beloved, Love: Thresholds Shaken

You can watch the video of Pastor Kris’ reflection, Beloved, Love: Thresholds Shaken, HERE. Well… you probably already knew this… but we are… in a time… of transition. Great. Political. Shifts. No, I do not mean 2020. I am talking about 738 B.C.E. King Uzziah has died. Who in the world will reign next? Will the transition go smoothly? Will there be factions in the government? Collectively, we hold our breath. There is anxiety in the land. It is in this time of tension and uncertainty we meet up with Isaiah today. This is a story of visions and dreams. Have you heard that during the pandemic p...
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Blessing and Promise: New Life

You can watch the video of Pastor Kris’ reflection, Blessing and Promise: New Life, HERE. Here comes that dreamer, Joseph. In the verses just before today’s reading the Bible tells us that at the time of this dream Joseph was 17 years old. A teenager. A young adult. And a bit of a brat. He was his father Jacob’s favorite of his 12 sons… and Joseph acted like it. He tattled on his older brothers. He bragged about his dreams. And his dad continued to spoil him with special gifts. Last week, we read about Abraham’s vision as an elder in his nomadic community. Where Abraham felt “dried up,” God s...
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