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27
Apr
An Amen for the Night Help

An Amen for the Night Help

All you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord … may the Lord bless you from Zion. – Psalm 134:1 & 3 (NIV) There are those among us who are within the employment category sometimes referred to as the “night help.” We seldom, if ever, see them. They

26
Apr
The Better Part – United Church of Christ

The Better Part – United Church of Christ

“Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing.” – Luke 10:41-42a (NRSV) For the last 10 days a reminder has popped up every morning at 7 a.m. on my phone. It says simply, “Pray for people!” Setting that reminder was one of my first acts of

25
Apr

A Time to De-Clutter – United Church of Christ

So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God. – 1 Peter 2:1-3 (MSG) My spouse and I are considered “essential workers,”

24
Apr

A Good Cry – United Church of Christ

Death’s ropes bound me;the distress of the grave found me—I came face-to-face with trouble and grief.– Psalm 116:3 (CEB) In an effort to cope under our state’s stay-at-home order, everyone at my house employed self-organizing strategies. Mine included a day of baking three kinds of bread and knitting a shawl in cheerful colors. My wife