Finding God in Disappointment

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[Adapted from Sunday’s sermon at The District Church, “Finding God in Disappointment.”] Have you ever been disappointed? Have you ever experienced disappointment in your life with any of the following: something you bought, some event you attended, some movie you watched; some job that wasn’t all you thought it was going to be, some degree […]

Being and Doing

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Been reading a lot on the relationship between being and doing. Naturally, this was the passage that showed up in today’s devotional: Matthew 7:13-23 (from The Message). Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for […]

How to Trust God

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[Adapted from Sunday’s message at The District Church (Columbia Heights parish): “How to Trust God (or, How to Live in the Kingdom)”, based on Luke 11:37-12:34.] Here’s what I think: in any given situation, you have a choice; and that choice is a matter of trust. The choice is whether you will trust God or […]