Category Archives: love one another

How to Build the Community We Want


Recently, I came across an article about community life by the late MacArthur Fellow Donella “Dana” Meadows. She and her husband, Dennis, typically shared their Vermont home with four to eight other adults, some of whom were their students. It … Continue reading

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How Bad is Bad? God’s People Shun the ‘Sinner’


I’ve been thinking about how women and men I know have suffered as their congregations part around them — not a God-driven parting like the Red Sea but a thunderous rupture as a huge crevasse opens in the congregation during the … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Sharing Your Chocolates (and Other Good Things)


Praise, good deeds, and sharing with others are all “sacrifices” God asks from us today. But would I sacrificially share my chocolates? Continue reading

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Un-Emptying the Nest to Make Room for Jesus


It seems like every house on our street, including ours, is filling up with relatives who can use a hand or give a hand. A woman whose retirement income mostly died with her husband (who says you can’t take it … Continue reading

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