Mar 2019
Un-Busy: Focus

I have a question for you this morning. Take out your bulletin or a sheet of paper. How do we end poverty in our society? This is a hard question, isn’t it?! Maybe we need a more basic question: Can we end poverty? Can we create a society where no one is poor? What do you think? Better yet, what does Jesus think? What did Jesus say? There’s that verse from the gospels (Matthew, Mark, and John) that inevitable comes up when we turn our focus to poverty, to people who are......

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Nov 2018
Growing Gratitude: Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything!

I want to give you a 50% chance to win 500. But the other 50% chance is that you must pay me $500! Will you take that gamble? Most likely, you said, “No way!” How about this gamble: a 50% chance to win $1500 or a 50% chance to lose $1000. Are you willing to take that one? Again, most people answer, “No, thanks.” In the first example, the amounts of gain or loss are equal. However, there is within us an emotional response to the potential loss which is significantly larger......

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