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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 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: 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: 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: 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…

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…