Category Archives: Love

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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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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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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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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Prayers for Peace

“O God, it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace.  Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows and give peace to your Church, peace among … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday – God Experiences Death

Last evening, we celebrated the death of Jesus on the cross with a Tennebrae Service.  Tennebrae is Latin for shadows.  We had a Christ candle and eight small candles on the communion table that was draped in black.  We read … Continue reading

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