Messenger Magazine
Living Simply

Sacred Surprises

In the quiet of a Wednesday dusk, gathered around a candle and a table full of food, my friends and I accidentally found ourselves having church.

Living Simply

Enjoy God’s Bounty

There are not many things more satisfying than picking produce off the vine or digging it out of the dirt and eating it still warm from the sun…

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Time to purge

In this springtime of new life, may you have eyes to see the burdens you’ve become accustomed to that clutter your home, work, or heart, and may you be inspired to shed those things that no longer serve a purpose.

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A tricky thing

Instead of giving something up for Lent, I wanted to let something go. Letting go was an interesting journey…

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Room for redemption

Like many relationships, churches, lives, and so many other broken and often mistreated things, the redemption of this room took a little vision, hard work, and perseverance. I like to think that it also took time on our knees…

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Rest in winter

Over the next few weeks, let’s take advantage of the gift of
winter. Let’s savor the quiet. Let’s allow ourselves the luxury
of respite…