Help and Hope

These are such tumultuous times. We’ve seen hurricanes destroy, and fires rage, floods rush in, and the scramble to pull people from earthquake rubble. Add to that head-spinning news on the political front, all this can be overwhelming, and strain the moorings of fortitude and faith. Staying centered, keeping spiritual...

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Why Church?

Soon after I went through a divorce, when my children were still little, I came to a realization. There’s really no such thing as a single parent. You can’t do it alone. Other caregivers, other loving adults, be they family, friends, teachers, mentors all have a vital role to play....

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Hurray for Summer!

Then followed that beautiful season…Summer!…. Filled with the air of a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow       Summer is here, hurray! Beckoning us out of routine and into time to savor simple joys, to ...

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The Ides of June

What whirlwind times! Not daily, but hourly national news brings head-spinning alerts of one precipitous crisis, one chaotic scramble after another, everything happening so fast it’s hard to keep up. Enough to send have us all breathing into paper bags – coping mechanisms majorly in play! I’m grateful to prophetic...

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Already? But wait, what?

How can it be May already – the year almost half past, but wait! I’m still not used to writing 2017! May already, and students are preparing to graduate high school when wait, weren’t they were just toddling down the aisle for children’s time? Maybe it’s getting my Medicare card...

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Is Truth Dead?

You may have seen it, posted or at a newsstand: the most recent Time magazine cover, solid black with bold red lettering. “Is Truth Dead?” The cover is a deliberate take on the iconic cover from the sixties, same black and red graphic, only this asked “Is God Dead?” Now...

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Now is the Time

In a recent Sojourner’s article “Now is the Time for Faith to Flourish” Jim Wallis makes this assertion:” I believe at the heart of this election campaign was the deeply biblical, theological, and spiritual issue of how we treat the “other.” This struck a chord already sounded at a recent...

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Arise, Shine!

Haul out the holly Put up the tree before my spirit falls again.. For we need a little Christmas now… In these bleak mid-winter days, when the news on the national front is clouded with upset and alarm, and indeed, spirits fall…how the old Christmas song rings true. I know...

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Thank fully!

Thankfully, it’s November! Thankfully, that means this most contentious Presidential campaign season will soon be over. Choices will be made, votes cast. And thankfully, we can choose by our attention, attitude and actions to participate in the healing of division exposed, even exacerbated in the course of this election season....

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