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Kate Kooyman

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Communion of Saints

Q: What do you understand by “the communion of saints”? A. First, that believers one and all,as members of this community,share in Christand in all his treasures and gifts. Second, that each membershould consider it a dutyto use these giftsreadily…
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Not Feeling Grateful

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Often at our dinner table, my little family goes around the table and shares our day’s “highs and lows.” My…
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Be Very Afraid

I’ve had a song stuck in my head since November 3. It wasn't until I read Laura de Jong’s lovely collection of poems in her post this week that it occurred to me. Based on the words of one of…
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A Prayer for the Fearful

Our God, our help in ages past, You have loved creation through it all.Through the rise and fall of every civilization.Through every pandemic.Through every human power -- just, and unjust. Our hope for years to come. In a year of…
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Holy Schitt

I know I’m very late to the game, but I finished the final season of “Schitt’s Creek” this week. And honestly, David? I cried. One of the many points of praise for the show is the way it portrays the…
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You Are Choosing a Side

Christians, we must stop equivocating. My social media, post Presidential debate, is just saturated with people wanting to point to Biden calling Trump a clown, and Trump shaming Biden’s son for addiction, and call it a draw. “Both sides” are…
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Fear of Freedom

They came to Jesus and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the legion; and they were afraid. Those who had seen what had happened to the demoniac and to…
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Speak of the Devil

Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against…
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A Call for New Rituals

Our family had to quarantine this week. We thought we might have been exposed to COVID, because of the sickness of a close neighbor whose kids had interacted with our kids.  And, well, that’s not all. (It’s been a tough…