Under the Sweet Stars: Expanding Our Vision of God Part II: Sheltering in “Place”

Under the Sweet Stars: Expanding Our Vision of God Part II: Sheltering in “Place”

We are in week two of our series, Under the Sweet Stars of Epiphany: Expanding our Vision of God. God, what is…

Under the Sweet Stars: Expanding our Vision of God Part I: Longing

Under the Sweet Stars: Expanding our Vision of God Part I: Longing

I love the way that Advent and Epiphany fit together like two covers of a book, with Christmas day being the hinge,…

Taste and see that the Lord is good

Taste and see that the Lord is good

I am not someone who loves whisky, but I do know that the way to enjoy it is to slowly swirl it…

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

The story of Jesus’ birth is so familiar, and yet so strange. A pregnant woman walks for miles, gives birth in a…

Joseph’s “Yes”

Joseph’s “Yes”

WITHIN the story of Mary’s pregnancy, while these events are all unfolding for Joseph, her pregnancy—which we look upon as a holy…

Mary’s “Yes”

Mary’s “Yes”

Sheldon Vanauken wrote about the crucible of love in his book, A Severe Mercy:  “So if he wanted the heights of joy, he…

Advent Begins

Advent Begins

Our Advent wreath is woven around a purple cloth this year. I chose to use this cloth to represent time. We belong…

A Sacred Space for Grief

A Sacred Space for Grief

(Safer Soil series) There is a depth of empathy, a depth of love, a depth of faith, and a depth of hope…

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement

In Matthew 12, Jesus and the Pharisees face off in the temple. Jesus calls himself “Lord of the Sabbath” and breaks the…

Unsafe, or Uncomfortable?

Unsafe, or Uncomfortable?

Safer Soil (2) Following from her meditation on Sunday, Nancy DeVries asks: Perhaps there are ideas or images of who Jesus is that can…

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