Category Archives: Faith

Come Celebrate with Us

With thanks to Walt Whitman We celebrate. With cake and ice cream, prayers and songs, poems and dances, With eulogies, stories, and photos, We celebrate our lives, our past, and our future. We celebrate. With hummingbirds sipping from the salvia, … Continue reading

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Whose Call Do You Answer?

Sunday was Mother’s Day.  One of our members brought pink roses for everyone to honor our mothers.  It was also Good Shepherd Sunday (John 10:1-10.)  No one brought sheep but we talked about what it meant for us to listen … Continue reading

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A Day of Hope

A week ago, a nephew married and my mind went back to the words of the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartes as he began the Royal wedding ceremony three years ago, calling the wedding day a Day of Hope, as every … Continue reading

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The Light Gets In

After months of knitting, I aimed my finished sweater at the trashcan beneath sink. My Grandmother Sonja’s hand on my arm stopped me. “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” (Leonard … Continue reading

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Where Is the Light in Your Life?

  Do you recognize light and grace in your life even when bad things happen?  Every life is difficult and contains pain and suffering.  Gut every life is also infused with God’s light and grace. I do belong to a … Continue reading

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The Week of Hope

The first week of Advent began in 2013 on Sunday, December 1.  We lit the candle of hope and read words from the Prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 2:1-5 1The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2   In … Continue reading

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Memories: Remembering and Forgetting as Grace

I have been thinking about memories, both how we remember and forget.  It seems there is grace in each, depending on what we remember and forget. I just finished reading a memoir, Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life by … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Our Lord

Baptismal Font Today, we celebrate the baptism of Jesus.  He came with the people streaming out to the desert to hear his cousin, John the Baptist preach and baptize for the forgiveness of sins.  He, too, entered the water to … Continue reading

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Epiphany – January 6

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star … Continue reading

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Christmastide – The Season of Christmas

The day of fulfillment has arrived.  The hopes and promises of God are fulfilled in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.  God’s amazing risk of love has been set in motion.  And, it’s not over yet! But Christmas is not … Continue reading

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