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Elephants in the Room

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Posted by Julie Jacot on

A lively and delightful children’s guessing game for describing an object or an animal goes like this: You might say, “It feels like hairy wrinkles, has an exceptionally long nose, eats many hours of the day, is larger than your Dad or Mom,” and the children exclaim...

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What We Love

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A conviction bears witness to that tug of the heart or that risk we seize to move toward something of significant importance. The late Marcus Borg ponders these deeply rooted compasses of thought in his final book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most. As a compass gives direction, a...

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A Sacred Meatloaf and a Smile

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White Bear Lake United Methodist Church is “tasting” and exploring life’s flavors through scripture this summer. Flavors of honey, vinegar, manna, mustard, salt, and fig bounce out of the ancient black and white boundaries to flavor how we taste and see our unique, intimate...

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Deep in Your Bones

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Planted deep in your bones there is a human wondering of what matters. A hope of purpose rattles, tugging you toward the possibility of what might be. In actuality, to carry something “deep in your bones” is more like an all-knowing hunch, balanced with a sure sense of certainty but...

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The Compassionate Church

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"You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he . . .  I have revealed and saved and proclaimed . . . From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo...

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A Slice of the Sky

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". . . no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9   You might have been an imaginative kid or an adult who hangs onto the capacity to dream by gazing flatly at the sky to imagine the billowy folds...

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Tags: easter, imagination, love, spirituality

"I Am Still Learning"

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"I am still learning"—Michelangelo at age 87 "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given to thee by prophecy . . . Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy work may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto thy doctrine; continue in them: for in...

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Tags: easter, generosity, lent, palm sunday, prayer, talent