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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We Stand With Love

Recently we held an after church discussion here on Faith and Politics. The intent was to give us all a chance to voice our concerns about how and when and by what means we are called to bear witness and respond to political issues. It was a lively discussion, and...

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Listening for God’s Guidance

Summer seems to whizz by faster and faster each year, and suddenly school starts up and along comes fall’s full schedule. Hope summer brought time to relax and unwind with those you love in places you enjoy! All summer long there have been gatherings graciously hosted in people’s homes to...

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Thank God for Easter

Thank God for Easter. I mean it. As I write, it’s still Holy Week, and scenes of devastation in Brussels fill the airwaves. Fear and grief again hold sway. Thank God for Easter, for the truth is, no matter what you believe about what happened then – what you believe...

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