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Apr 9

Praying for MN

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

jesus_in_the_garden“Grace is God walking into your world with a sparkle in his eye and an offer that’s hard to resist. ‘Sit still for a bit. I can do wonders with this mess of yours.’ ” 1

Life and the challenges we face can leave us perplexed. This “mess” can bring distress. Rather than rush into action, or sit in sullen solitude God calls us to pray.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” 2

Nov 5

Pray Where You Are

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Intellectual, Music, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

I can’t shake how captivated I am by this song.

It’s a call to remember how important it is to be mindful how needy we as: as individuals and as a society.

This visualization of Pray Where You Are uploaded to YouTube by Bill Peterson really captures the song’s themes well.

As our country prepares for our election I feel it’s even more important to pray for our nation than I do most days.

Pray Where You Are by Lost Dogs

Oct 4

Kindness & the Debates

Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 in Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

I watched the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney last night.

The two participants became contentious. 

Maybe they cared deeply about having the most accurate and helpful information.

Maybe they work hard at accuracy and — being right — they wanted to be quoted accurately.

But, I’m saddened to think that they might care more about being elected.

What Would They Sacrifice To Win?

Following the debate I read various perspectives about the debate.

Adam Clymer, writing for the New York Times, began: