Tag Archives: hope

Spirit is always moving…

Friends, I must tell you that this latest project of mine, Faith from the Margins to the Web, continues to delight and amaze me.  Today, on that blog I also curate, there is an interview posted in preparation for Advent … Continue reading

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Wondrous Love

What wondrous love is this, o my soul, o my soul… What wondrous love is this, o my soul What wondrous love is this, that caused the Lord of bliss to lay aside his crown for my soul, for my … Continue reading

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Feeling Check

One of the joys of camp is the intentionality with which feelings are openly discussed.  Last night, I was humbled by being welcomed into the feeling check and cabin time of 10 and 11 years olds voicing their emerging questions … Continue reading

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(En)lighten

Three birch candle lamps flicker on the wooden dresser next to a vase of light-strewn branches.  A scarf from my closet back home is spread across the surface, a makeshift forest emerging from branches of gray reaching through the ivory … Continue reading

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Rebuilding

When I decided that Sundays in Lent were the only days I would write here on my personal blog, I thought I was giving myself a break.  I’m still writing every day, but during Lent this year, I’m writing daily on … Continue reading

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Unsettled

My daughter and I were sitting in our favorite local “vegetarian friendly” diner today. It has haphazard vintage tables strung together, serves all day breakfast to college students, hungover hipsters, and whatever other slices of humanity walk in the door. … Continue reading

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Doves

I am writing today with my back door open, looking out onto my deck. My spouse started a fire in the fire pit with remnant branches from trees that have fallen in our yard this past fall and winter. The … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne

In 2002, the coming of the New Year was brimmed to overflowing with the prospect of new beginnings, mixed in with a healthy dose of queasiness and anticipation. The night was clear and cold, and the downtown First Night celebration … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Peace

Today ushers in the second Sunday of Advent. The lectionary readings this week focus on peace, introducing some of my favorite Old Testament imagery from Isaiah: “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the … Continue reading

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Hope, part 5 (the work)

As unlikely as it may seem, I am blogging about advent hope in the midst of a statewide public health meeting (I am on lunch break…not multitasking!). The focus of my meeting is to create a united, statewide focus to … Continue reading

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