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Always Ready for a ResurrectionJanuary 7, 2013Do you miss kindness in your life? Become kind.
You Are Not the Power SourceJanuary 6, 2013It's a fine line between meeting God's power source with your own, and mistaking yourself for the whole power plant.
Both Sides NowJanuary 5, 2013Transitions - whether of the calendar or in the seasons of our lives - are powerful, poignant, and challenging times. They can be both confusing and exhilarating.
CircumcisedJanuary 4, 2013Stephen, the first Christian martyr, gives his famous speech to the Council and hits 'em where it hurts: in the circumcision
Do Not Abandon That ConfidenceJanuary 3, 2013In 1960, Madeleine L'Engel was a 42-year-old school teacher and aspiring writer. Married with two children (and a member of the UCC at the time), L'Engel hadn't published a major work since her early twenties. But she'd become fascinated by Einstein's theory of relativity and quantum physics. That year she incorporated those ideas into a science fiction fantasy for young adults.
Honest AgnosticsJanuary 2, 2013"Knowledge" comes from a Middle English word meaning acknowledgment of a superior, honor, to stand in awe of, to worship. Reverence has meant the same thing.
In The World as I See It, Albert Einstein said knowledge begins in awe. "We cannot help but be in awe when we contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if we try merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day."
Commencing With CommitmentJanuary 1, 2013Have you ever noticed how many people live with "commitment-phobia"? Perhaps you are one of them. In these days of uncertainty, we find it daunting to make long-range commitments, especially publicly. What if we lose our jobs? What if the people we commit to prove untrustworthy? What if we just don't feel tomorrow the way we feel today?
Ms. Christina Villa
Minister for Resources and Communications
Publishing, Identity, and Communication
Local Church Ministries/Office of General Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.