The Hands of God (1 Cor. 6:19-20)

The Hands of God (1 Cor. 6:19-20)

In discussing a new tool purchased by the church for videoconferencing, our Stephen Ministers declined using the service because “it was much better to talk face to face.” So it is, I thought to myself. Stephen Ministers pray with their care receivers, laugh and cry with them, listen to whatever they want and need to talk about (always committed to guarding confidentiality!) but uphold them as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who are PHYSICALLY present with them. That’s not something we can easily take for granted in this virtual, on-line world in which we live.

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Light that Dawns This New Year (Luke 2:32)

Light that Dawns This New Year (Luke 2:32)

Will this be the year that we get a handle on that anger? On that unhealthy habit? Will this be the year we get that anxiety under control? If so, perhaps religion and faith can help. We all want serenity, and we want it now! And while there is nothing wrong with setting a goal and striving to meet it, God wants more for us than a shortcut to serenity that relies on our efforts and coincides with one day of the calendar.

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