we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the day on the church calendar when we remember and celebrate the Holy Spirit coming to the early church. The Scripture we read today tells the story of people who aren't from the same place and don't speak the same language being united in a sudden ability to understand each other: … Continue reading we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God

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I've been writing the word "Emmanuel" over and over, trying to get it absolutely perfect. (I struggle with uppercase cursive Es.) That's the accumulation of a couple of afternoons, but it wasn't just those couple of afternoons—it was years. There have been vaguely serial-killer-y "Emmanuel" Post-Its and paper scraps all over the place in my … Continue reading With Us