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UPCOMING BLOGS: A SERIES ON RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY

April 14: cialisfrance24.com RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY;   TABLE FELLOWSHIP DOWN BY THE SEASIDE April 21: RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY:  ACTIVE RECONCILIATION April 28: RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY:  ACCOMPANIMENT ON THE JOURNEY May 6:  RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY:  FULLY CONNECTED May 13: RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY:  LOVE RADICALLY May 20: RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY:  RADICAL JOY May 27: RADICAL EASTER HOSPITALITY:  EXPLOSIVE […]

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Fasting: Meatless Days

For centuries the Christian Church has asked Christians to refrain from eating meat on Friday as a fasting discipline to support remembering the death of Christ.  This has been a controversial, but meaningful practice, that has especially been highlighted in Lent.  I mean, even McDonald’s offers Lenten specials on their fish fillet each Friday during […]

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Book Suggestions:

Hogeland, Debora (2000)  Widening the Circle: Inspiration and Guidance for Community Living.  Prescott:  Hohm Press. In her own words, Hogeland states, “Widening the Circle focuses on community as a dynamic, evolving process through which the individual and the world can be effectively transformed.”  Hogeland reviews practical aspects of community life, including gender issues, diversity and […]

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I GUESS IT’S A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

I heard two comments and read two things this past week that really struck me as interesting and interrelated.  I was in a store that specialized in home design.  Chatting with the salesperson, she asked me, “Do you decorate for the Christian holiday?”  I thought, “What an odd way to ask that question.”  Christmas is […]

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PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG!!!!!!!!……………..A PEEK AT THE FUTURE

“My mother’s lament, that we live too long and die too slowly, has become more common, with impact on two generations as medical science has made it possible to keep very sick and very old people alive longer.  The typical eighty-five year old, geriatric researchers say, can expect more than two years at the end […]

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