Category Archives: God

Send in the Clouds

Some clouds are lovely, but in general they do not carry a positive association. Dreary days, rain, and cooler weather are what I associate with clouds, and I would prefer beautiful sunny days. If I lived in a desert where … Continue reading

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Have Faith in Times of Frustration

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September means a new school year for children and college students, a new year of work for their teachers and administrators, and a new start to church programs, volunteer plans and Bible studies. It’s a time of renewed effort; new … Continue reading

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Communication: NPR, Facebook, The Declaration of Independence and the Bible

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Communication is not as easy as it seems. We each speak, write and interpret words based on our experience, education, opinions, and temperament. Without understanding the individual who is communicating or the context from which the message arises, the possibilities for … Continue reading

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The Greatest Mystery

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Mysteries are enticing, aren’t they? A good mystery novel gives us just enough information to work out who-done-it, but disguises it perfectly so we’re surprised. The world’s greatest mysteries are tackled in theology or philosophy classrooms. Who is God? Who am … Continue reading

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Lent: A Spiritual Reset

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I grew up in a mainline denomination, and there were aspects about it that I admired and other features that were not particularly helpful. One thing that I appreciated, and that I miss, is its emphasis on the church calendar. … Continue reading

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Blind Spots

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The Chicago Tribune has featured recent articles on cultural blind spots. “That is, everyone is missing a cultural puzzle piece – a movie, a TV show, a museum, a play, a record, etc..” I’m not too worried about missing a … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Wisdom

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When I was young I dreamed that my entire family disappeared. They were no where to be found. It was a sinking feeling, and I was very happy to wake up from that nightmare to find my mother nagging me … Continue reading

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Do Not Despise Small Beginnings

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Today, our world is big. In the political arena, we focus on big stories dealing with people whose actions have enormous impact on our lives. Entertainment news tells us which movies, with big name stars, brought in the most money … Continue reading

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Better Than Technology

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On a rainy Saturday afternoon my husband decided to clear the clutter on his desk, which led to tossing of obsolete electronics. He had twenty year old Palm Pilots on his desk. Who knows why – we haven’t touched them … Continue reading

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When Your Life is Shipwrecked

This photo was taken on the island of Malta in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. There really is a St. Paul’s Shipwreck Church on Malta and  Paul really did survive a shipwreck somewhere on the shores of the island. Why Visit … Continue reading

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