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The Sound of Silence

During Advent my congregation explored silence, as this was the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Carol Silent Night. At the beginning of this year I visited an audiologist and learned that I have “mild to moderate” hearing loss, (not unusual … Continue reading

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On Being (Faithful)

Ok, so not all of my deep thoughts come from Instagram, but the posts I tend to follow are the ones that give an encouraging comment, an engaging quote or a suggestion for practice. And there’s plenty of snark, too; the Thug … Continue reading

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Going Another Way

The past month we have been enjoying the familiar Christmas stories in church, in books and in the media.  So many familiar presentations that at times we can almost say each word out loud from memory.   For me, the movie … Continue reading

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I Wonder As I Wander

And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; 11 for to you is born this day in the city of David … Continue reading

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Stepping Into Advent

Here we are. Stepping into Advent. And, doing our best to turn our attention and our lives in the direction of the promises and hopes wrapped up in our celebration of Christmas. As I make that shift, this verse has … Continue reading

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Gleaning

“Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest.  You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of … Continue reading

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Prophets and Kings

My Disciple Bible study group is studying the prophets in the Hebrew Bible. I have come to appreciate the relationship between politics and a people’s relationship with their God. Prophesy in the Hebrew Bible isn’t about telling what will happen in the … Continue reading

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