Category Archives: Hope

Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation (from Merriam Webster on-line dictionary)

Jonah and the Rose Garden

Jonah reminds me of my mother’s rose garden.  Jonah’s task to the Ninevites is a lot like weeding the rose bush bed. He didn’t want to go and I didn’t want to weed.  Have you ever been asked to do … Continue reading

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Holy Like a Pair of Scissors

The concept of being holy is somewhat scary to me but the thought of being useful to God is appealing. What if being holy is like being the right pair of scissors for the job?  I couldn’t get by without … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Good People in the Church & in the Bible?

Genesis 28:10-19a 10Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. 11He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head … Continue reading

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Living With a Wild God

I have just finished reading a memoir by Barbara Ehrenreich named Living with a Wild God. She has written several important books, some used in sociology classes, such as Nickled and Dimed in America, a book about how difficult it … Continue reading

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What Do You Say to an Atheist?

I read an article a few years ago that stated that perhaps atheism is the new normal for the future. It has been fashionable to ask atheists, “What god do you not believe in?” because you and I probably do … Continue reading

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Pentecost Shows God’s Amazing Inclusivity

The Pentecost account in Acts chapter two shows how open and inclusive God is. So often, we want to define faith and community in a small way as our church or our denomination – or if we are being very … Continue reading

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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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