Nov 24 2014

Wrestled With Angels: Broke: When I Remain Thankless

Three weeks ago we started a series called “Broke.” Since we enjoy living like we are broke, I thought it would be good to understand the principles that keep us broke. The first thing we said was if you want to remain broke, live your life like it all belongs to you. Keep fooling yourself […]

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Nov 24 2014

Church and Tea: Stewardship Devotion: What’s in Your Wallet

In Matthew 6:21, we learn “21 …where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” There are many ways to reflect on this verse, but after seeing a credit card commercial asking, “What’s in Your Wallet?” I have realized that our wallets are like modern-day treasure chests and point to where our hearts are. Let’s […]

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Nov 24 2014

Sacredise: Priorities

Yesterday’s worship – the last for this Church Year – celebrated, as usual, the Reign of Christ. Each year I am struck by how the chosen Gospel readings call us to understand the Reign of Christ in a different way from human empires and power systems. I am also struck by what this means for […]

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Nov 24 2014

Beguine Again: Mindful Monday: Covered with Diamonds

There is no great mystery, really; what we need to do is straightforward. I don’t mean that it is easy; the “path” of practice is not a smooth road. It is littered with sharp rocks that can make us stumble or that can cut right through our shoes. Life itself is hazardous. Encountering the hazards…

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Nov 24 2014

Seedbed: Somebody Make it Stop! Finding Advent as the RESET Button for Life

SOMEBODY MAKE IT STOP! I want to share with you a phenomenon that describes my life much of the time. It goes by many names. Some call it […]

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Nov 24 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Hidden Heroes Finale — The Sugar Momma Hero

Original post at http://talbotdavis.blogspot.com/2014/11/hidden-heroes-finale-sugar-momma-hero.html For the final message of the Hidden Heroes series, I left Colossians 4 and went to Romans 16.Why?Some complicated but (I think) ultimately sound reasoning.1.  I knew we needed a “shero” — after six weeks of male heroes, I felt the church needed to hear about an early church heroine.2.  The …

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