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Give Us More Seats! – A Prayer For a Friday

BY JON TSCHANZ God, you give us the symbol of the table as one of the single most important symbols of Christianity. It’s hard to find Jesus not at the table and it’s hard to find Jesus not at the table with the outcasts, the poor, the sinner, the insider, the rich, the tax collector, […]

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A Prayer for a Fast From Media

BY JON TSCHANZ God, you know that we have many distractions at our fingertips. God, you know that we rush to be saved by technology and then we rush to be saved from it.[1] And we confess that because of this, we often miss what’s right in front of us. We know God that technology […]

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A Prayer For A Friday – Whirlwinds Of Temptations

BY JON TSCHANZ God, we confess that we often get caught in a whirlwind of temptations, especially the temptation to define ourselves in ways that you do not define us. We know in our heads that you love us unconditionally, but often we take roads and journeys to earn that love when you already have […]

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A Prayer For A Friday – Upside Down Crowns

BY JON TSCHANZ God, we often choose ways that that do not crown you King. We instead choose politics, money, our own egos, stuff, vanity, selfishness, our appetites for more, even our own experiences, perceptions and understandings of the world as King. So God we ask you to break through our limited views of our […]

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Investing In Others

BY JON TSCHANZ God, you ask us two very important things: to love you and to love people. So may the ways in which we love you show up in the way that we love others. When others don’t love us, may we love them anyway.* When we don’t feel as though others deserve our […]

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I Learned That In Orlando

BY JON TSCHANZ   I love Orlando. People are always surprised by that fact. I was born in a suburb outside of Dallas, TX. Went to college in Tampa. Lived a white progressive’s dream in Durham, NC. And loved my year in the beautiful and diverse Miami. But I grew up in Orlando. I love […]

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Sushi With Grandma Jennie

BY JON TSCHANZ My Grandma Jennie loves sushi. 1 Seaweed Salad and 1 House Salad. 2 Celebration Rings, 1 Spicy Tuna, 1 Mexican Roll, 1 Asparagus roll and 1 Garden Roll. At our spot, that’s our order and we split it. This is an amazing feat, by the way, considering I’m a terrible sharer. I even […]

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