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When someone asks you what church is, do you know how to answer them? We have been taught that church is important to God and we often go each week, but how would you describe church?
Don’t know? Well, don’t worry! The Bible has some helpful metaphors of what the church is like to help us understand and describe church.
An unusually warm day in November nudged me out the door for a run. I planned to run my usual course: down to the park, left turn by my favorite coffee shop, past all the beautiful homes and quaint restaurants and shops on a main street in town, down Music Row on 17th, and then back the same way I came.
I’ve done it 100 times. It would have been a great run, an enjoyable course, easy in the sense that I didn’t need to think about where I was turning next or how much farther I needed to trod on to make it home. It was routine. It was comfortable.
I’ve been traveling a ton lately, and since I’ve been living out of a suitcase, I’ve been thinking about what it means to "pack lightly" — literally.
I find it interesting that, no matter how often I travel, and no matter how hard I work to keep my luggage small and compact, I still end up bringing things I don’t use or don’t need. As I thought through the reasons for this, I realized there is a metaphor here for the “baggage” we carry in life.
Sometimes I feel like Clark Kent. Not because I see myself as the female version of Superman, but because, like him, I work at an office during the day, and at night I work for a mission that feels bigger and more significant than any earthly pursuit.
My day job: I am a lawyer, and have worked for law firms, appeared in court, and have advocated for all sorts of people. Today I work for an office that assists the community through improving industry and resolving disputes. I have a great job. It allows me to contribute to the community. It keeps me intellectually stimulated, it pays my bills, and it gives me the great privilege of working with other great people in the office.
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