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MCCDC: Resurrection Sunday: Imagine

You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.” ~Azar Nafisi The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus call us to imagine the unimaginable. Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday Jesus enters the darkness. Then, darkness is reimagined as a place of hope reborn. It is a holy darkness, a place without…

MCCDC: Palm & Passion Sunday: Find Your Heart

“Blessed are hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” ~ Albert Camus This Sunday we are going to Jerusalem. There, in Jerusalem, we will enter a love story. It is a love story from the heart of Jesus. As told in Matthew’s gospel, the path to Jerusalem begins with the proclamation of John…

MCCDC: FIND YOUR DEEPER WISDOM

Sometimes our heads are groggy from the muddle of overload. Other times our heads spin with multiple conversations going on all at once. Be it brain fog or brain spin, it is easy to think and act impulsively, without deeper consideration. Motives can quickly become confused. Old ways of thinking can easily become our dominant…

MCCDC: FIND YOUR POWER

“What happens when people open their hearts in prayer? They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami, alt. Many of my pastoral conversations center on prayer. Is there really power in prayer? We pray for wholeness of body, mind and spirit. We also pray for our broken world, including prayers for peace to calm the dangerous escalation…

MCCDC: MIND YOUR PURPOSE: BREATHE

“Deep breathing brings deep thinking and shallow breathing shallow thinking.” ~Elsie Lincoln Benedict When’s the last time you had room to breathe? At MCCDC this Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM we will invite you to take a breath. And another. To breathe is to pray, especially when words fall flat, seem empty, or…

MCCDC: GOD’S POWER TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGE

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~Gail Sheehy Last night at MCCDC Bible Study, Elaine Durden-Hunter facilitated a powerful Bible Study. The topic of change came up: how changing our lives for good is difficult, often requiring more patience than we think we have. Yet when…

MCCDC:WE’RE BETTER THAN THIS

” Love never gives up. ” ~ I Corinthians 13:4 We’re better than this. I have heard a lot of people say that lately. Especially in response to the bullying, name calling, trolling, body shaming, and hate speech that happens every day and is escalating. The attack this week on Jussie Smollett, star of the…

MCCDC: The Soul Force of Jesus and Rev. Dr. King

“In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative…