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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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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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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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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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