Tag Archives: the Church

Take What You Like and Leave the Rest

I was sharing some problems I see in the American Church with a group of people.  Several people agreed. One definitely did not. He said “Why be so negative?  Just take what you like and leave the rest.” I’ve been … Continue reading

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Remnant

 My mother carefully saved remnants from a lifetime of sewing in a closet in her sewing room. There lived a brimming-over bounty of ribbed burgundy corduroy, pajama-smooth flannel, perky cottons, formal wools and tweeds. Many of these cherished fragments came … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction

Words tumble unbidden as I share this gray Novembery sliver of sadness rooted in my  absence from the Church. He knows me so well; kind eyes gaze kindly into my pain. “You are a prophet,” he says with rare firmness. “Prophets can’t live … Continue reading

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