Tag Archives: Elizabeth Smith-Bartlett

True Offering

I was reminded today of an experience I had about eight years ago in Ghana. I journeyed there with seminary classmates and professors on a two-week travel seminar through (then) Union-PSCE.  Those two weeks were filled with a variety of … Continue reading

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Discerning Call

When I was in seminary, it was common to be asked, “So what’s your call story?”  This question always made me wince, because it felt like our personal stories were being measured, graded, and ranked.  There was this palpable sense … Continue reading

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Remember…

I was first introduced to artist Brian Andreas’ StoryPeople my junior year of college. I had spent a semester in an exchange program at Duke Divinity School, and right before I left, my roommate presented me with a print of … Continue reading

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Hope

One of our church members went to France with her family this summer, and upon her return, she swung by my office.  We hugged and chatted a bit, and then she pulled this symbol out of her purse, telling me … Continue reading

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