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MCCDC: Learn to Sit with Not Knowing

“Clinging to what you already know is the path to an unlived life. So cultivate beginner’s mind, move directly into your not-knowing, and take the risk of failing and falling, again and again-then getting up to learn again and again. That’s the path to a life lived large in the service of love, truth, and…

MCCDC: The Trust and Reconciliation Paradox

When you have lost your voice and don’t know how to trust yourself, it’s impossible to trust anyone else. ~Trust by Iyanla Vanzant This month we are ‘holding dear to truth and trust.’ What does it mean to recognize, proclaim, and live our truth? How do we even determine what our personal truth IS? Our…

MCCDC: The Security Paradox

“The security this world offers is a delusion. The security God offers is a promise.” ~Marilyn Chandler McEntyre We live in a world where security breaches are an ongoing occurrence. Several times a day messages pop-up on my cell phone and computers with various security alerts or offers to upgrade my security systems. As our…

MCCDC: THE HAPPINESS PARADOX

“Jesus teaches us the Beatitudes because they speak a truer truth about what happiness is. Want to be happy? Choose to live differently than what the world sells as happiness.” ~jdj Every day we are told lies. There is the blatant fake news on social media. There are the “facts” that are twisted to support…

MCCDC: REVEAL REAL LOVE

“What if we were real? We’d think a little less of ourselves. We’d care about someone else. Maybe we could let someone love us. Maybe we’d be a little more like Jesus.” ~Mandisa Check it out: Click Here! Mandisa – What If We Were Real (Neva Remix/Lyric Video) I’ve been listening to “What If We…

MCCDC: CLAIM YOUR FREEDOM FROM FEAR

“Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.” ~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is timeless. He learned to survive and thrive in the real world, a world mired in fear-based racism. One form of exile is racism. Rev. Dr. King refused to accept…

MCCDC: Real Life, Real Faith: Surviving and Thriving in the Real World The Water and the Words

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous, all for your love’s sake. Amen. ~The Rt. Rev. Mariann…

MCCDC: LET IT GO SUNDAY

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it can only be lived forwards.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard Spiritual writer Clifford Rawley, on a trip to China, was journeying on the Yangtze River when he noticed an unusual sight: old shoes floating by. He learned these old shoes were not careless litter, but were part of a…