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Mara Joy Norden

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Showing Up: On Risk

Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.   1 Peter 3:8 by Mara Joy Norden I really want to delete a recent thread on my Facebook page. In…
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Correct or connected? On Purity

1 Thessalonians 4:7: For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness. by Mara Joy Norden One Sunday morning during the children’s sermon, I asked a group of children about the meaning of purity in the church. One…
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What Peace Is Not

Today we welcome a guest blogger to The Twelve: Mara Joy Norden. She pastors an RCA congregation called The Community in Ada, MI with her husband, Billy Norden. Conflict transformation in congregations is the topic of her Doctor of Ministry…