Finding Comfort

Hi, Church Family! Some of you may or may not know that I am a pretty big introvert. I have limited amounts of social energy and I expend just about all of it every day! Social interactions tend to give me anxiety and make me a little bit nervous. While...

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Innovation

Dear Church: There is a lot of talk in our city and country about innovation. We hear the enthusiastic claims for the next big thing that’s a game-changer: the product, service or idea that will disrupt the status quo, altering perceptions, shifting behaviors, leading us to a place we could...

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Little Things Make Big Things Happen

This month through the adult Sunday School class, we have had several opportunities to listen to others’ stories.  We have been invited to hear the “yes” from others who are literally building bridges for a just world. This Sunday will be our final Sunday in this series, where we will...

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How Far We’ve Come

Happy Thursday! To start: If you don’t know this song by MatchboxTwenty, I’d recommend familiarizing yourself. The music video is excellent, encouraging, and makes you feel good. Take a second to watch! “I’m waking at the start of the end of the world but it’s feeling just like any other...

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Epiphanies-R-Us?

Dear Church: In the early 1990s, my friend Denise and I wrote columns for a community newspaper we helped start in the San Francisco Bay Area. We took inspiration from San Francisco Chronicle columnist Adair Lara, who invoked the psychologist Carl Jung’s dictum: “What is most personal is most common.”...

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