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Broken and Beautiful

Sometimes the most beautiful things in this world come not from the unblemished, but the broken. As I stood in the gift shop at the Christmas Lutheran Church and Diyar Consortium in Bethlehem, I picked up a little cross with a dove in the middle. “Is this broken glass?” I [...]

One Another

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (John 13:34) Last winter, we invited a few of our neighbors over on a Friday evening for dessert. At the conclusion of our time, as we were saying [...]

Emerging from the Tomb

As I sit to write this cover article, the birds are chirping outside, the silhouette of the sanctuary building is shrouded in light outside my office window as the sun rises, track and field flags fly, and balloons of purple, gold, blue, and white dance back and forth on the [...]

Under Construction

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3). For over 40 years now, the Presbyterian Preschool has helped cultivate little lives in our community. By sharing the love of God, the dignity of Christian compassion, and commitment to excellence in the [...]

Living Jesus’ Story

How is this year starting for you? If I were to poll the congregation, or better yet, the community, I bet we would get as many different answers as there are people. I don’t have to describe the environment in which we live… you know it. For some, the news [...]

Watch for Signs of Hope

Advent is a season of waiting, expecting, hoping. Beginning four Sundays prior to Christmas, Advent concludes in quiet subdued celebration on Christmas Eve. Advent helps us prepare for the coming, or “advent,” of the Christ child at Christmas. But why participate in something that doesn’t seem to match the commercial [...]

Sharing Hope in Jesus Christ

What is your story of hope? In 1997, two days before her first birthday, Alexandra “Alex” Scott was diagnosed with a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. She made great progress, but just before her fourth birthday, doctors learned that the tumors were growing again. “When I get out of the hospital, [...]

Unless You Become Like a Child

This summer, Omran Daqneesh became known simply as the Syrian Boy. Dazed, covered with dirt and blood, the five-year-old sat in an ambulance after an airstrike to his hometown of Aleppo. Omran gave the world a face to remember as people tried to come to terms with the horrific Syrian civil [...]

God of Wonders

What are the family stories that have shaped you?  Our stories are like the glasses through which we see the world. Mine are the tales of mission work in the Far East in the 1950s and 60s, or that of Postwar America with 5 kids around the dinner table, like [...]

Finding What You’re Not Looking For

The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) Might I discover something profound in the messes? This is a question I often [...]

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