Tag Archives: Hope

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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Bags Full of Hope

You may have read my post entitled “Instead“published on August 8 or a guest post “Learning from ‘Strangers’ Among Us.” on August 15 which responds to “Instead” by sharing a story about learning from refugees and immigrants. Today I’d like to share … Continue reading

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This Little Light of Mine – Part 2

During the Vietnam War, peace activist A.J. Muste (1885-1967), stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle – sometimes alone.  A reporter interviewed him one evening as he stood there in the rain. “Mr. Muste,” the … Continue reading

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Being “Reasonably Happy”

This blog is home to more than 660 posts.  Occasionally I re-blog a post that seems particularly important for life in 2017.  This post was first posted on February 19, 2015. When I  worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – “Walk Right up to God” (Hebrews 10: 19 -23)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage we are reminded … Continue reading

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“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

This blog now contains over 560 posts. The post below first appeared on December 15, 2015. I am sharing it again because it speaks the still solid truth that we live in the un-shakable kingdom of God during the uncertain … Continue reading

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Advent – The Arrival of Hope

Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning “arrival,” is the four – week  period prior to Christmas Day when we watch, behold, prepare, and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The past year has been seen the … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“We all stand in need of healing. We are all seeking wholeness. For most of us it is a most urgent and ever-present reality in our lives, one we may perhaps try to bury or neglect but which, if we … Continue reading

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