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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Last Sunday Calvary’s congregation spent worship thinking about what committing your life to a community of faith might mean.  There were some powerful shared thoughts from members and a shared litany that spoke of our significant recommitment as the church year begins again.  I know this kind of commitment is a lot to ask from folks, especially when our lives are so busy and chaotic.  But, I have to wonder how the… Read More

O God, set your blessing on us this day.  Confirm in us the truth by which we rightly live.  Confront us with the truth from which we wrongly turn.  We ask not for what we want, but for what you know we need, as we offer this day and ourselves to you and to you, through Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen. from the Iona Abbey Worship Book

There’s something about the dawning of a new year that always makes me think about change.  It’s inevitable, I guess.  As the calendar registers a new number that I will certainly get wrong for the entire month of January everytime I write a check, I can’t help but wonder what’s ahead and, honestly, wish I could see a little bit around the bend. Before, when I was younger and more apt to… Read More