Tag Archives: Hope

(Don’t) Be Afraid – Christmas Eve Homily 2018

We live in times where fear is a regular part of life.  People often feel afraid  – sometimes very afraid. For themselves, for their future – for their children, for our earth, and for our world.   It’s why I’ve been … Continue reading

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Hope that Breathes

Reading from Vaclav Havel  Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Either we have hope or we don’t.  It is not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation. Hope is not prognostication. It is an … Continue reading

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Pass It On – on faith formation & mentorship

Teacher Parker Palmer calls the place where we begin muttering miserable, unrepeatable things at the radio, or at our social media feed – that place that many of us are way too familiar with these days – he calls it … Continue reading

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For Memory

Reading: For Memory by Adrienne Rich Sermon, “For Memory” Over the Thanksgiving holiday, two of my longest dearest friends came to visit with their new soon-to-be adopted 8-year-old son. We all met as undergrads, and even though in the last 20 years we … Continue reading

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Waking Up – Sermon 11/13/2016

Audio podcast of this sermon is available here. Reading – For a Time Such As This by Jake Morrill Sermon  As a part of our monthly theme, this Sunday, we were supposed to explore the question: when in your life … Continue reading

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We were made for these times

There’s plenty going on in the world, in our country, in our state, and in most cases, in our individual lives – that would justify feelings of overwhelm, of denial, of heightened anxiety and reactivity.  And yet lately, I’ve been feeling … Continue reading

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Anger, Love, and the Hope for Change

For a month about simplicity (our church monthly theme), the current cultural moment is anything but simple. Since the news broke on Sunday about the terrible shooting in Orlando, I’ve been back and forth with all sorts of emotions: angry, sad, … Continue reading

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