Monthly Archives: March 2021

Sharing Our Hope

Many years ago, I served on a statewide volunteer adult literacy board. Jim (not his real name), a business owner, was also on the board. He was controlling and sometimes rude, verging on crude, and I tried to stay out of … Continue reading

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Lent 2021: Not What We Give Up But What We Live For – Part 4, Selfless Love

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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Lent 2021: Not What We Give Up But What We Live For – Part 3, Tender Mercy

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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Lent 2021: Not What We Will Give Up, But What We Will Live For – Part 2, Active Compassion

“Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but what … Continue reading

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Lent 2021:  Not What We Will Give Up, But What We Will Live For – Part 1, Speaking the Truth

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but what … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: Exodus 33: 18-33 – The “Afterwardness” of God

Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This story about Moses from … Continue reading

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Everything is Transformed

Some of you may know that my husband Fred died in October after years of suffering from fourth stage COPD and congestive heart failure.  This reflection is about my journey without him. My life is “measured out in coffee spoons”* … Continue reading

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From My Reading – March

“Fear, shame, and guilt often make us stay in our isolation and prevent us from realizing that our handicap, whatever it is, can always become the way to an intimate and healing fellowship in which we come to know one another … Continue reading

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