Monthly Archives: April 2015

Suffering Breaks our Hearts

We are surrounded by news of suffering and violence. (If we are surrounded only by the news and not by the actual suffering and violence, we should be down on our knees in gratitude.)  The pain everywhere seems to be … Continue reading

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WHO AM I WHEN MY BODY FAILS ME? – Guest Blog by Anonymous

Who am I when my body fails me? For quite awhile I was someone I didn’t recognize.  When I got up in the morning, in the daylight hours, and when I went to bed at night, I had become a … Continue reading

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Choosing Abundance

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; “I came that they [the sheep] may have life, and have it abundantly”  John 10: 10  (NRSV). Were you raised in an atmosphere of abundance or scarcity?  In my family, while finances were … Continue reading

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Who Am I When My Body Fails Me? – A Matter of Style

Phillip Simmons was diagnosed with ALS in 1993 when he was 35. He was a husband, father, and professor. At the start of a promising literary career he suddenly had to learn the art of dying.  Nine years later he … Continue reading

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Black People Matter

A few nights ago my husband received a call from his sister, reporting that a young male cousin had been murdered.  The next morning I pondered the deaths in the generation of young black males in his extended family:  two … Continue reading

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Who am I when my Body Fails Me – Guest Blog (Anonymous)

Our Christian faith teaches that we are spiritual beings and that our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit. It also teaches that God created us in God’s image and declared His creation to be good.  We derive much of … Continue reading

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Praying with Philippians 2

Use  the questions below the Scripture passages (Philippians 2: 1-4, MSG) to help frame your conversation with God about love in the Kingdom  of God. If his love has made any difference in your life if being in a community of the … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer – More Wisdom – by Kayla McClurg

PEACE AND FORGIVENESS, by Kayla McClurg “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together,with the door locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with … Continue reading

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