Monthly Archives: August 2013

Don’t touch the mobile!

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. – Henri Bergson I’ve been thinking a lot about change lately – change within, change in family dynamics, change in neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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“Sending prayers and songs on conflict’s toxic winds”

The following is an excerpt from Terry Marotta’s column in the Holland Sentinel (Aug. 26,  2013.)  Terry’s blog No Exit is found at http://terrymarrota.wordpress.com.  Terry is usually a very funny writer, but this piece is deadly serious: “There is a … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech.  I am re-posting this blog from earlier in the month because it is important today for every person to look back to that … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Patchwork Community

I learned about blogging from the teacher of Writing Beyond the Sermon at Western Theological Seminary last fall.  As a 70- year-old gray-haired woman, I joined a class of 20-somethings (mostly male) with no little fear and trepidation.  But I was determined … Continue reading

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Discipleship: God’s Recyling Program

Some 40 people gathered together Friday and Saturday at our church for an orientation retreat for the Apprentice Program which begins in September.  Our leadership team worked very hard to make this an unforgettable experience.  It exceeded our expectations. As I … Continue reading

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Learning to Be Human

“You came from God and you will return to God. Your deepest DNA is clearly divine. What else did we mean when we said “God created all things? . . .  . You are already spiritual beings, and the only … Continue reading

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A Heart-sized Challenge

“The supreme religious challenge is to see God’s image in one who is not in our image.”                                               … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“An inward transformation must produce an outward one. It is one thing to hang a few apples on a pecan tree. It is quite another to grow apples on an apple tree. The latter is a more reliable source of … Continue reading

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