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A Blessing for Immigrants

A Blessing for Immigrants

Dear ones, may you find that you are embraced in your community and held tightly by a God who adores you with an unending love.   May you be wrapped in the assurance that you are a child of the Most High, even and especially when others may not treat you with the respect and kindness they should.   May you be protected from all who would harm you or threaten your human rights, including your right to bravely leave your home in search of a new start and...

Faith Fear Trust

When Faith Looks Like Staying Put

There are times in our faith journey where Jesus calls us to step out of the boat.   We all know the story of Peter—the bold one—saying, “Lord, give me the word and I’ll come.” And we know the outcome of the step of faith that resulted. Peter followed Jesus’ footsteps and actually walked on the water. Walked on water. The story is pretty incredible.   But as exciting as the prospect of walking on water is, there are other times when we desperately want out of the boat,...

A Blessing for Fathers

A Blessing for Fathers

  May God strengthen you for long nights and early mornings, feverish children and coffee turned cold.   May God grant you wisdom to navigate homework and potty training, shoe-tying and curfews, driving lessons and dirty diapers.   May God empower you to talk about awkward subjects with your tweens and have difficult conversations with your teenagers.   May God’s grace be there as your grown children look to you for affirmation when they bring that ‘someone’ home you weren't expecting.   May you know the love of big hearts wrapped in the hugs...