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The Challenge of Fear

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Luke 10:25-37 [...]

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Being Progressive

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
2 Timothy 4:17 [...]

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Being Grateful

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. [...]

Bench outside the Sanctuary

Appreciative Inquiry

As summer approaches (this just doesn’t seem possible, but there we are) we are looking at beginning the implementation of the Appreciative Inquiry about which I have written and spoken over the last months. [...]

Bailey and Rev. Dawn

Message from Rev. Dawn

What a poignant moment this is! Every conversation, every meeting, every worship service reminds me of endings, new beginnings, and the beautiful ministry I have had here at First Congregational Church of San Jose over the past few years. [...]