November 5, 2017

Reading Ephesians 4: 30-32 (NRSV) Paul instructs the church in Ephesus in the "don'ts" and "DOs" of behavior as Christians. Don't: grieve the Holy Spirit; or retain bitterness, wrath, anger, wrangling, slander, or malice. Do: be kind, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God has forgiven you. Perhaps the "don't" and "do" instructions are related. It … Continue reading November 5, 2017

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September 10, 2017

Reading Ephesians 4: 11-16 (NRSV) At my niece’s wedding, the father of the bride spoke of the unique gifts that each brings to the marriage. The bride brings determination and decisiveness; the groom brings understanding and support even when it means quitting a good job and moving halfway across the country to follow a dream! … Continue reading September 10, 2017