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MCCDC: A TRUE HOME IN THE REAL WORLD

“Our world is far from perfect. Yet God is creating a new world. God does not create alone. We are the bearers of God in the world; the responsibility for the well-being of that world rests with us. We cannot throw our hands up in despair. We must not turn our well-being over to soulless…

MCCDC: DIVINE DESIGNS

“God couldn’t do everything, so the Divine passed on to her children the same creative ability God has. God actually could have done it all but if that had been the case, what would be left for you and me to do? Not very much. Instead, the Divine infused us with the power to conceive,…

MCCDC: Nuts, Bolts, PVC, Jesus, and me

Your house shall not be an anchor but a mast. It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye. You shall not fold your wings that you may pass through doors, nor bend your heads that they strike not against a ceiling, nor fear to breathe…

MCCDC: A Generous Home of Many Rooms

“In God’s house there are many rooms.” ~Jesus (John 14:2) We have something in common with the early followers of Jesus: we live in troubled and troubling times. It is easy to wake up with trouble on our minds. Melody Beattie says, “There is an important message for us first thing every day.” I agree.…

MCCDC: FOUNDATION OF GENEROSITY

A foundation is critical to the stability of the home. Without it, the earth and sand may shift under the beams and joists and floorboards and, no matter how lovingly and beautifully they have been constructed or how carefully placed, they will not hold. The foundation is meant to support the full load of the…

MCCDC: Plans, Blueprints and Permits

I tell my students, “When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy…

MCCDC: Rev. Elder Troy Perry: The Faith of our Founder

“Faith isn’t fireworks; it’s not meant to dazzle. Faith is simply recognizing our tiny place in relation to God’s enormous, creative love, and then filling that place with our whole lives.” ~Debie Thomas In our Gospel for Sunday, Jesus says to the disciples: “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could…

MCCDC: Trans Visibility is a Spiritual Directive

“There’s power in naming yourself, in proclaiming to the world that this is who you are. Wielding this power is often a difficult step for many transgender people because it’s also a very visible one.” ~Janet Mock Who is visible and who is not? That’s one question from this Sunday’s text from Luke 16: 19-31.…

MCCDC: THOUGHTS FROM OUR REVIVALISTS

AS Rev. Dwayne said on September 1st, “Relationships matter.” It is because of relationships that Cassandra and I are excited to be ministering with and to you this weekend. Dwayne and I go back almost 25 years. I was his Administrative Assistant for ten years when he was pastor at Resurrection MCC in Houston. Working…

MCCDC: NEVER GIVE UP ON LOVE

“Let your God love you. Say nothing. Ask nothing. Let your God look upon you. That is all.” ~Edwina Gateley How far will we go for love? I’ve met folks who have gone into debt trying to woo and buy love into their lives. Others have been obsessed with the latest dating APP, scanning the…