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November 25, 2020

Every Step

I wear a fitness tracker on my wrist that logs the steps I take each day. Some days — like the time my family and I walked more than thirty thousand...

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November 24, 2020

All God’s Children

In the mid-1950s, I was a teenager working with some men loading turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We worked hard putting the turkeys in crates and loading them on trucks,...

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November 23, 2020

God’s Favor

During my training as a teacher, I had to implement a reward program in a classroom. Students earned tokens for good behavior and excellent work. These were traded on selected days...

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November 22, 2020

New Growth

One morning I looked at my flowerpots, and I was sad to see that they were overgrown with grass and weeds because I had neglected them. I decided to tend to...

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November 21, 2020

Forgiveness

I’ve said and done many things I’m not proud of in my life. When I consider these transgressions, I wish I could go back in time and skip committing them in...

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November 20, 2020

A Pillar of Fire

Backyard bonfires are one of my favorite childhood memories. Recently, my neighbor had one in her yard. The air smelled like smoke from burning wood, and the dark summer sky glowed...

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November 19, 2020

Something New

There is a legend about a cook preparing a meal one night about 2,000 years ago. As he stirred together a few ordinary kitchen ingredients, the mixture suddenly exploded, which led...

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November 18, 2020

The Card

I am involved in two ministries at my church. It’s not a large church, and it sometimes seems like a relatively small number of people do most of the work. So...

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November 17, 2020

Humility

One of my joys in retirement has been finding more time to read the Bible. I have been amazed by how many verses and stories pertain to humility. They have prompted...

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The role of the prophet is twofold; one, to speak with power and secondly to speak to power. This work on anti-racism does both of those things. The videos, writings and resources are powerful representations of what grace and justice sound like and the orators and writers who approach this work do so with a conviction deeply rooted in gospel. These women and men help us reimagine a prophetic voice in a time such as this. This work is needed.”


View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.