Category Archives: Forgiveness

We Are the Sheep of God’s Pasture

I don’t really like to think of myself as a sheep because they are somewhat stupid animals and I have prided myself on being a good student during my academic career.  But the truth is that I can also be … Continue reading

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Mistakes Are Made

What do you think about the people in the Bible? Do you think they are always right and holy and better than you have ever been? If so, perhaps you have not noticed just how many mistakes the disciples can … 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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Living Fully

Forgiveness and peace (shalom) are a huge part of the Christian life. Jesus calls us to forgive over and over again. Imagine that each of us is given a bag when we enter the world. For each thing that we … Continue reading

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Making Holey Walls

A Very Holey Wall One day, I was looking at my dish drainboard and noticing the scales on it from the South Texas hard water.  I pulled out the vinegar and poured it over the plastic drainboard, dissolving the build … Continue reading

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Broadening Our Vocabulary

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Only the good doubt their own goodness, which is what makes them good in the first place. The bad know they are good, but the good know nothing. They spend their lives forgiving others, but they … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

May 15, 2011 was Good Shepherd Sunday.  It could have also been called Jesus as the Gate Sunday.  I was thankful that in my studies I read Rick Morley’s post on his blog A Garden Path as well as discussing … Continue reading

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Prayers of Hope for William and Kate

Prince William married Catherine Middleton today.  I was struck not only by the beauty and joy of the couple, but with the beautiful and wise words from the Rt Rev. Richard Chartre, Bishop of London.  It was a joyful day, … Continue reading

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Apology Flowers

My friend, Tecla, gave me permission to post a picture of the lovely apology flowers that the young boy gave to her daughter.  [See previous post.]  I thought you might like to see the beautiful rainbow of colors.  There is … Continue reading

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