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The Cross Orlando is a congregation of people living under the reign of God. We gather together regularly, we're working in all sectors of our city and are always looking for ways to better care for each other. But a great first step in meeting us, is to check out these blogs that our folks manage.

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Work that’s worth it

by Ben

If I had to fly regularly for work, I think I’d get really expensive headphones. I’d probably get tired of listening to things, but I’d love the extra quiet. Being so close to people so much, I think I’d like the control over what I have to listen to. Plus the extra quiet of good … Continue reading Work that’s worth it

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Deep Past

by Ben

The last couple weeks as we’ve gathered on Sundays we’ve touched on the uniqueness of the ancient Torah texts. Stories that have been preserved for so long, through so much. Through all scientific theories, philosophical movements, technological advances, political evolutions and upheavals, relational complexities, theological debates and failure after failure after failure (of all kinds) … Continue reading Deep Past

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Wind and Waves

by Ben

This week, as we watched another big storm blow through, I thought of that story of Jesus commanding the wind and the waves to chill out. His disciples seem to have been stunned by that, and I can see why. Commanding the intimidating wind and waves to subside, and having them respond would be alarming. … Continue reading Wind and Waves

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God is not a Hyper Puppy

by Ben

Megan and I got really sucked into the TV show Lost, when it first aired. We watched the first season on DVD, but then anxiously waited for each new episode to air and gathered with some friends to watch it. That feeling of really wanting to know how things would end is so unique. I … Continue reading God is not a Hyper Puppy

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Conviction.

by Ben

Sometimes you gotta just go somewhere. Life is not ever really a straight line. We are often pushed around by different necessities or abilities or needs. We make one choice because we must, we deal with another inconvenience because we can, we tackle particular problems when we’re the best positioned or equipped to do so. … Continue reading Conviction.

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Where You Running?

by Ben

When you run, make sure you run, to something and not only from. Cause, Lies don’t need and aero plane to chase you anywhere. -Avett Brothers What are you running to? Yesterday someone asked me about my 10 year plan. I scoffed (then explained myself). I try not to micro-manage my future. God is a … Continue reading Where You Running?

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Prayer, because we can

by Ben

I had a couple days recently where I got to ride my bike for work again. I used to ride my bike everywhere. I forgot how fun it was, I also forgot how sweaty it was. I’m not sure how your days go, but it’s easier for me to focus when I intersperse mental breaks. … Continue reading Prayer, because we can

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Jokes & a little adventure

by Ben

I got to ride my bike today. It was hot, very sweaty and I probably smell a little. I love it. For about 4years I rode my bike everywhere. I didn’t use a car for work. There were definite down sides. The aforementioned smell & sweat chief among them. But also, there is more adventure … Continue reading Jokes & a little adventure

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Drunkard and Glutton

by Ben

There’s a little line in the Gospels that says some folks called Jesus a drunkard and a glutton. I don’t think he was, but the accusation held enough credibility that it get’s a mention. His first miracle was making lots of wine for folks who’d been drinking for days, and we have stories of him … Continue reading Drunkard and Glutton

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Groceries and Possibility

by Ben

I’m not sure exactly what it says about me, but I really like grocery shopping. I like shopping on the weekend for the whole week, I like going to pick things up to make dinner, I like just going to grab one or two things. I like grocery stores. I like listening to music/podcasts/ballgame on … Continue reading Groceries and Possibility

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