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Choosing Our Stories 

January 9, 2020

After our hometown New England Patriots just suffered an early playoff loss, there was much talk that this may be the end of a stunning two decade run of excellence. Perhaps this could be the end of American football’s greatest dynasty. (If you’re not a sports fan, or a football fan in particular, hang in ther..

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Welcoming Jesus

December 12, 2019

In this year’s advent, the season in which we remember, welcome, and hope for Jesus’ arrival, I’ve been thinking about what we are hoping for and how to make room for it. Depending on the tradition through which you learned of Jesus, you may have heard that Jesus is our great Liberator or our great Forgiver. ..

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Thanksgiving (When Capitalism Lets You Down)

November 25, 2019

With Thanksgiving this week, and the Christmas season around the corner, let’s take a moment to get ready. At its best, the holiday season can be a time for  gratitude, wonder, joy, and connection. But to welcome something good, we need to make room for it. So let’s first take a moment to notice the stress, t..

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On Baptism, and Taking “Everyone” Seriously

November 6, 2019

I hope you’re enjoying our late fall series, Your Faith Journey at Reservoir, thus far. I opened the series focused on our church’s value for connection. We talked about how the simple process of connecting more deeply with a friend or with our natural environment can bring greater life and greater ease in connect..

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Why and How Reservoir Invites You on A Journey

October 23, 2019

My three children are a spectacular gift to my wife, to me, and to the world. I pity the fool who’d tell me otherwise. Yet raising them to this point in their teenage years has disabused me of the notion that there is anything like the perfect child. It turns out all our kids will have flaws and struggles, just ..

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An Invisible Mending Material: Vulnerability

September 19, 2019

Captured between the “over and under” movement of the needle weaving its’ darning pattern - was also the vulnerable frayed edges, the torn pieces of our lives laid out alongside one another. by Pastor Ivy This past weekend we held our 5th annual church-wide retreat.  Steadily year after year, we’ve ha..

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