Active Ingredient devotions faith ministry Oct 13, 2019

When Jesus saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” As they left, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw that he had been healed, returned and praised God with a loud voice … he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus said to him, “Get up and go. Your faith has...

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The Leaf devotions faith ministry Sep 13, 2019

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NRSV)

Here I am, sitting on an elevated porch tucked away in the backwoods of Maine. The deck suspends us safely some however-many feet above the ground. The plant boxes supporting colorful life...

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Singular They language lgbtq Aug 24, 2019
Because it's unfamiliar to many people, I often get asked about the use of the pronoun they in reference to me, a singular person. As someone who is genderqueer (non-binary; identifying as a complex blend of both male and female), I use the singular they rather than he or she, both of which...
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Big-Big! devotions faith ministry Aug 13, 2019

“God, your God, is immense and powerful and awesome. God doesn’t play favorites, takes no bribes, makes sure orphans and widows are treated fairly, takes loving care of foreigners by seeing that they get food and clothing.” – Deuteronomy 10:17-18 (The Message)

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Tick Tock devotions faith ministry Jul 13, 2019

When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. …you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. – Leviticus 19:33-34 (NRSV)

At my new school back in third grade, I vividly remember approaching peers on the playground and...

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Make a Joyful Noise! devotions faith ministry May 13, 2019

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. – Psalm 100:1 (NRSV)

“Do you make that much noise when you’re by yourself?” my daughter asked me as we worked independently in the same room together. Until she’d asked, I wasn’t aware of all the random...

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Whose Body? Our Body! devotions faith ministry Feb 16, 2019

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in...

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