In The Midst Of Harvey

Every shower and dew, bless the Lord All you winds, bless the Lord Fire and Heat, bless the Lord… Dew and rain, bless the Lord… Lightings and clouds, bless the Lord… Seas and rivers, bless the Lord. (Daniel 3) It was weird praying this scripture the morning after a day an a half of destruction and death here. Wind, rain, fire, seas, and rivers have caused and will cause pain and despair to countless people and places I don’t know,...

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Becoming Capable of Life-Giving Failures

Becoming Capable of Life-Giving Failures This guest-blog was written by our good friend Jonathan Melton, the chaplain at St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on his blog the patience of trees which is filled with honest reflections on Christian living (aka you should probably check it out). In this post, Jonathan puts into words well what we be about ministry. Enjoy. Five years ago, right before St. Francis House sent a few of game people to our...

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Reflections on Lent: Connections

One of the most dramatic changes of the past decade is undoubtedly the explosion of the "smart phone" industry. iPhone's have become a ubiquitous aspect of American culture, and have, in my view, substantially changed human behavior. My addiction with my iPhone 5c began three years ago, when Wal-Mart ran a Christmas-time special featuring a brand new iPhone 5c for $27! Over the past few years, I have slowly became more and more connected to my iPhone, and less and...

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Summer Thoughts on James

by Sam Regonini During the Spring of  2016, the crew of Vital at Texas State read through the Letter of James over 5 weeks. We read, asked questions, shared stories, and let the Spirit do its work. This blog series will cover some highlights of our study. Enjoy! Following Jesus is simple. You love Him, listen to Him, and then do what He says. That’s all there is to it. Right? I have definitely (don’t fight me on this one)...

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