FirstDay Sermon: The Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for they will see God. “A Bible Remix” –MotherJana My faith, for me, has always been experiential, meaning that I see how God is working in my own life so that I can understand the larger laws that govern the universe. (As if I can understand the larger laws!) But God is very personal to me, and we’re intimate companions. I know God is […]

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Sex and Love and Men and Women

Human relationships have always fascinated me. And the relationships we, as a culture, seem to be most interested in are the sexual unions. If we’re dating, we want to know what the dating partners are thinking, what we could say or do to get them to commit to us or have sex with us. If we’re married, we want to know how to keep love alive and thriving in the […]

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Success in Relationships

Success is something I’ve thought a lot about, and something we all want. But I think we haven’t really broken down the parts of what it means to be successful in life. Because really, success means happiness, and we’re not always sure what’s going to make us happy unless we do a bit of soul-searching. The Latin root of success is successus, which means “advance, coming up, a good result.” […]

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The Pleasure of Driving

Love, the Great Being that weaves through all things, sends us messages all the time. Constantly. Sometimes, when I’m in moments of awareness, it’s like I’m being bombarded, and I look to the heavens and say,¬†Yeah, I know, duh! But so many people, people who live in darkness and in their minds and in their confusion and fear, are not able to receive that love. They’re blind. It pops up […]

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Is Dating Like Buying a Car?

Last week I had to go car-hunting. My black sedan got hit pretty bad on the way home from work one day, so when I found out it was totaled, I knew I was going to have to make a big new-car decision. It had been a long time since I was able and ready to invest in one, and I was excited by the prospect—I could actually pick what […]

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