Tag: faith

  • My Prayers for 2017

    My Prayers for 2017

      I have this painting that a friend made me. It is a colorful painting with a big yellow sun in it and the phrase "FIND YOUR HAPPY" in big bold letters. FIND YOUR HAPPY. Many a theologian has warned us that if we go[..]
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  • The Uncomfortable Truth

    The Uncomfortable Truth

      Some of my best friends are white evangelicals who voted for Trump. As you might imagine that has created a fissure Grand Canyon-wide between us and threatens to destroy the very relationships that have weathered storms for 30 years or more. I am saddened by[..]
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  • That Moment of True Christmas

    That Moment of True Christmas

    [caption id="attachment_2721" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Books are always a go-to gift in this house .This year's theme was on famous artists.[/caption] Christmas is a bit discombobulated this year, with two of our four kids celebrating the season in Georgia. I always figured on me being the[..]
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  • Raining Silver Dollars

    Raining Silver Dollars

    Some years ago now, Tim and I joined friends for dinner at their home. The couple with whom we were dining had three young daughters. Sometime during the evening, the youngest of the girls became quite distraught over some wrong her sister had inflicted upon[..]
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  • A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    Dear God: I am thankful for Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Rep. John Lewis, who made me cry when he told the story of growing up in a segregated South. I remember. Thank you for these men and women,like Senators Warren, Boxer, Duckworth,[..]
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  • Overcoming Evil

    Overcoming Evil

    Do good. As much good as you can find to do. Do it. I've been reading Ann Voskamp's book, The Broken Way. I want you to read it, too. I'm giving away two copies. For a chance to win, you need to leave your name below[..]
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  • This is My Confession

    This is My Confession

      She opened up the appointment book and flipped through the pages, trying to figure out a way to schedule the next haircut around both of our schedules. If we don't get it on the books, then too many weeks pass by and I grow[..]
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  • A Note from David

    A Note from David

      Don't bother your head with braggarts Or wish you could succeed like the wicked. In no time they'll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt like cut flowers in the sun. Get insurance with God and do a good deed, settle down and stick to[..]
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  • Everyday is a Jubilee for Each of Us

    Everyday is a Jubilee for Each of Us

      I was packing up my bags when the phone call came. It was somewhere around 7 a.m. but I'd been up an hour already. "Karen, looks like there might be a Jubilee going on." "Oh, wow!" I said. "Really?" "I'm headed out to the[..]
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