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Listening!

Listening!

"After recognizing that God wants to speak to us, another important part of listening is to put ourselves in situations where we can hear him clearly. God is perfectly capable of speaking to me in a thundering voice from the sky next time I go for a hike in the wilderness, but until that happens I’ve learned to also hear him in Scripture, in preaching, during quiet times...

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Practicing Hospitality

Practicing Hospitality

"But all of that is worth it for the hope that people might connect and be known, that conversation might happen about things like the enneagram or stories shared about how we made it to Albuquerque and how we are doing now that we are here. Making room is worth it. Hosting people around tables is worth it. Having kids frolicking about is worth it. People being the pre...

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Table Marked by Grace

table marked by grace

"Jesus is just over there breaking down all of the social normalcies and conventions, and making room for everyone at His table. He’s just casually hanging out with a pharisee and a prostitute in the same room. No big deal. That’s actually what Jesus is getting at. We should be defying those social norms and, as Justin puts it, offering a space where change takes place...

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Silence and Renewed Speaking

Silence and renewed

"When I am planning to sit in silence, my mindset is the same as what I approached the weekend with, and I tell God something like this: “God, I’m coming to you in silence now to get this done. I need to hear from you in order to feel like I was productive in being silent.” If my silence is not met with some sort of enlightenment or a new inner peace, then that tim...

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We Will Feast

we will feast

"Paul is calling us to remember that the kingdom of God is forever, that the work we put into justice and goodness and sanctification and edification, that work will endure while our weak and frail bodies will pass away to be replaced with immortal bodies, freed from the limitations and weaknesses that we endure now! And so, in light of that, we fast. We take opportunities...

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