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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 03/01/2017
Here we are on the threshold of Lent, with decisions to make. Perhaps we’ve been asking ourselves every year what it is we’ll be giving up this time around. But I dare say it’s time to stop asking that question. Or at least to ask the question in the right way. It’s not merely...
Here we are on the threshold of Lent, with decisions to make. Perhaps we’ve been asking...
Here we are on the threshold of Lent, with...
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 01/31/2017
I've been back from Haiti for more than two weeks now. And I've been trying to write something about it. I would love to lay down on the page all the great deeds we performed. Perhaps even all the people we lifted up out of their misery. But with a mere five days, wandering through Cite Soleil, one of...
I've been back from Haiti for more than two weeks now. And I've been trying to write something...
I've been back from Haiti for more than two...
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 01/02/2017
We must be careful when we sing songs like, "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders/Let me walk upon the waters wherever you would call me..." God may actually hear such a prayer! If we sing songs like this, it may just lead us across borders into some of the poorest parts of cities like...
We must be careful when we sing songs like, "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders/Let...
We must be careful when we sing songs like,...
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 12/22/2016
The other day I met a man who claimed to be Jesus. Every time I walked by this homeless man, I felt a tug at my heart. Christ promised us that when we love those least brothers of ours, we were in his presence, loving him. When he finally called me over to talk, he eventually admitted that he was the...
The other day I met a man who claimed to be Jesus. Every time I walked by this homeless man,...
The other day I met a man who claimed to...
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 12/13/2016
Wrestle with it. Please, go ahead. Is God really with us? The story that goes before this line of hope in Matthew’s Gospel is the long and seemingly tedious genealogy of Jesus of Nazareth. But it is in fact overflowing with names that call to mind the victory and defeat, the love and the betrayal,...
Wrestle with it. Please, go ahead. Is God really with us? The story that goes before this...
Wrestle with it. Please, go ahead. Is God...
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 12/02/2016
There’s a trend ripping through social media like wildfire. But then again, if I’ve caught on to it, it’s probably little more than a smoldering wick by now. I’ve seen youth groups all over the nation take their turn. Everyone from professional sports teams to Taylor Swift to...
There’s a trend ripping through social media like wildfire. But then again, if I’ve...
There’s a trend ripping through social...
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by Deacon Tim Grumbach 11/25/2016
We stand here, reading the signs of the times, wondering if this is the end of the world: a frustrating political climate, frightening international tensions, and even a curse-breaking Chicago Cubs World Series victory. Are we witnessing some kind of culmination, some kind of end-of-history before our...
We stand here, reading the signs of the times, wondering if this is the end of the world: a...
We stand here, reading the signs of the times,...