Category Archives: Justice

Having Your Back

Says Jesus (as recorded by John): 15”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because […]
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Sowing to the wind

“For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” -Hosea 8:7 Sowing to the wind… the prophet Hosea was protesting the political systems and religious practices of the time, especially in trusting “things” and people rather than God. As someone who doesn’t practice the discipline of scripture memorization, I’m intrigued that this is […]
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To answer your question… Number 2

This post is part of a larger dialogue. You can see the first post here To answer your question…number 1 I’m glad you returned safely and I hope you and Scott had a good time on your vacation. It sounds like we both agree that Jesus doesn’t micromanage our lives but I’m sure you also agree […]
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Gratitude 2/19

I’ve never been called a “nasty woman” but I have experienced negative comments directed my way. I think that any woman who has strong convictions and is willing to speak will be on the receiving end of criticism. Comments I’ve heard over the years include: you’re pushy, you’re mean, you’re rude, people are afraid of […]
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Gratitude 2/15

I’m sitting in a Knights of Columbus meeting room, with the Justice for All Coalition, and waiting for their first after the March meeting. It’s wonderful to see so many people who care passionately about the future of our country.  Today I am personally thankful for: the organizers of the Justice for All – March […]
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Gratitude 2/8

“Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’” -John 8:12 What does it mean to have the light of life? I would guess some of us have differing interpretations. For me, it is experienced in speaking, […]
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Gratitude 2/7

  “Let your light shine before others.” -Matthew 5:16 Before we can let our light shine before others we need to recognize that the light we possess is a gift of God’s grace. Jesus said, “you are the light of the world.” He said this to the community…you all. With this proclamation, you are light, […]
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Gratitude 2/6

I celebrate the 7th anniversary of my ordination today. It should be a day of celebration, but I’m not feeling much like celebrating today. This morning I woke u[p feeling a bit like Elijah when he was whining to God. I have lots of whining that I would love to dump somewhere. So, these words of […]
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Gratitude 2/5

Preaching was hard today. I would love to be able to preach in generalities that allow us to forget about life for awhile. Instead I preached the word that reminds us we are salt and light because Jesus said so…and he calls us to take our salt and light into the world. For today that […]
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To answer your question…number 1

A distant family member has been sending me questions about my beliefs. When he started doing this I confess that I often responded angrily because I sensed accusation in his questions. My sense is that he thinks that because I’m a pastor I should believe the same things he as a conservative Christian believes. For me, I […]
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