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Those Who Dream…keep awake

You can watch the video of Pastor Kris’ reflection, Those Who Dream… keep awake, HERE. This morning we heard the story of Daniel in the lions’ den and… well… doesn’t this seem like an odd way to begin the Advent season? We should be making time to lean into the pausing. The waiting. Wondering. Maybe even taking a slow deep breath. Not giving in to the hustle and bustle. It is comforting to listen to familiar stories and imagine once again what might be… Hope. Peace on earth. Joy. Love. Breathe… Apparently, we are not there… yet. Instead of a tale about angels and messengers of God appearing t...
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A New Understanding

Wow. How are you doing this morning? So much has happened in just a week. Last Sunday to today has been REALLY, REALLY TOUGH. Just when we think we can understand what is going on in the world around us… or at least begin to wrap our heads around what is going on… events happen which challenge us even more deeply. There is daily trauma. This is hard. In ONE WEEK we have gone from the horrific shooting and death of 11-year old Anisa Scott in Madison and a march and funeral in her memory over a week ago, to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha THE VERY NEXT DAY. Two days later, a young white ...
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Be Known

You can view Pastor Kris’ reflection, Be Known, HERE. Listening to Amanda read Dr. Seuss’s “My Many-Colored Days,” and having read… and reread… and read once again… the Bible passage from Matthew this week… I found myself not really knowing what to do with Jesus’s words. WHAT did Jesus just say? For there is A LOT going on in this passage. Which resonates with what is going on around us today, because there IS A LOT going on in the world. There are all the feelings. All the disjointedness. All of the uncertainty of what lies ahead. So today I want to hold sacred space to hold “all the ...
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