Tag Archives: Frederick Buechner

From My Reading – January

“Our own happiness, our own peace, can never be complete until we find some way of sharing it with people who the way things are now have no happiness and know no peace. Jesus calls us to show this truth … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Our sociology is predictably derived from, legitimated by, and reflective of our theology. And if we gather around a static god of order who only guards the interests of the “haves,” oppression cannot be far behind. Conversely, if a God … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Detachment is often understood as letting loose of what is attractive. But it sometimes also requires letting go of what is repulsive. You can indeed become attached to dark forces such as resentment and hatred. As long as you seek … Continue reading

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We Are Our Own Worst Enemies

Once again, I pleaded with my husband to stop smoking – not just for my comfort and health but for his health. And once again he conceded that he was spending money on something that would kill him – that, … Continue reading

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Jesus is Risen!

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit who lives in you.  So then, brothers and … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: Mark 16: 1-7

Eugene 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 early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Today we look at … Continue reading

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Writing on Writing – Anne Lamott and Looking for Truth

Here are some more quotes from Bird by Bird – a delightful book even if you are not a writer!  Reading Anne Lamott will improve your skill and appreciation as a reader as well as a writer. Breathing under Water … Continue reading

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