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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…

MCCDC: Courageous Joy

“Courage is the virtue that moves us from being weak-souled (pusillanimous) to being great-souled (magnanimous). It enables us to overcome obstacles to doing the work of the saving God in this world.” ~Rosemary Broughton Mary was just a teenager, yet she was great-souled beyond her years. Pregnant with the Christ Child, she was also pregnant…

MCCDC: Prepare Christ Room: Hopeful Joy

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let all their songs employ While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. “Joy to the World” verse 2, Isaac Watts This Sunday begins the season of Advent. This is the time to intentionally prepare…