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  • Living Missional

    When asked a question about the most important part of the law, Jesus responded not with belief but with action, "Love God with all your heart, understanding, and strength.  And, love your neighbor as you would love yourself." Therefore, how are you loving God and neighbor this week?

  • Choose Happy

    In one of the lectionary readings this week, the Psalmist encourages us, “Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night” (Psalm 1). It is easy to give into the temptation of despair.  It is easy to conclude the darkness has overcome us.  It is easy to see the negative in everything.  It is easy to feel as though ...

  • Sermon: Why NorthHaven? Inclusivity

    Matthew 11:28-30 ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’ Introduction His first name was Eugene.  I never knew his last name.  Didn’t really care to know, to be totally honest.  At Walter Reed Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 1970‘s no one paid too mu...

  • Chaotic Moments and Peace Prayer

    There are moments in time when chaos surrounds us. There are moments in time when it seems as though chaos is winning. There are moments in time when it appears chaos has taken over.

  • Mistaken Identity

    While the world changed on September 11th, 2001, my world changed the following day on September 12th.  Stopping by a local coffee shop on my way into work, I was getting back into my car when a large truck slammed on his breaks blocking my car.  He rolled down his window, offered an offensive gesture, and sped away before I understood what was happening. Quickly, I thought to myself, “What had I done?  Did I cut him off in traffic?  No, I had been in the coffee shop for the ...

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