Tag Archives: Faith

Remedial Lesson Prompted by Facebook and Lent

The other day I posted a little verse I wrote years ago which was about how not to pray. It appears that almost no one looked at it, but I do hope that the couple of people who said that … Continue reading

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Imposition of Ashes

Bangs held back with a blue barrette your seven-year-old forehead has the ashes of the cross brought home from school. Still wearing school jumper blue knee socks fallen down you leave with me for worship. The night has turned colder … Continue reading

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Death: The Last Laugh

Death. Mourning. Loss. Even when the death is unexpected and comes through some horrible accident, war, or disease and makes our knees buckle, at some point, we need to get back up. Even if death is expected, when we see … Continue reading

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When Only Prayer Will Answer

There is a remarkable young lady who is a friend of a friend of mine, in another state, whom I have gotten to know a bit on Facebook. She often asks her Facebook friends this simple question: “How can I … Continue reading

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Hope for a Divided Country

On Wednesday of this week, President Trump delivered the State of the Union Address. I am reasonably sure that my response to it, and that of my husband, is far different from many of my friends. We thought the speech … Continue reading

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Hope Above Our Pay Grade

Life is complicated, and every day we have to make judgments about other people. Are they trustworthy, competent, honest, safe, dependable, and who they say they are? We may need to hire a caregiver, a babysitter, an electrician, a tutor, … Continue reading

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A Question from a Jewish Reader of my Blog

Ten days ago, I wrote a blog post about looking for and deciding on a Christian church to join. Shortly after that, a Jewish friend of mine thanked me and told me that what I had written answered a lot … Continue reading

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Entry Into Jerusalem: Thus Begins the Week

Giotto De Bondone, Entry into Jerusalem, 1304-1306 Thus it begins. Palm branches and cloaks are scattered on the ground for Jesus of Nazareth. He comes to Jerusalem with his twelve disciples. They are come to celebrate the Passover. The Gospel … Continue reading

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Dogs and Scraps. Heaven and Animals

Today, the second Sunday in Lent, the Gospel Lesson was St. Matthew 15:21-28. The Story of the Canaanite woman who sought healing for her daughter.   Jesus answered that he was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.  But she … Continue reading

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Gratitude in the Furniture Hospital Ward

There were years in our life together when my husband greeted each new morning saying, in an exaggerated Scottish brogue, “Glory be to Jesus, it’s a beautiful day.” But how do you keep gratitude in your life when the troubles … Continue reading

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