Author Archives: pstrobus

About pstrobus

The product of a youth misspent in libraries. I realized early that language is important and that words have a great deal of power and so I listen for the shape of the ideas as well as the words.

Taking Up Crosses

Crosses are a place of suffering and suffering seems fairly universal so does this mean that any old suffering will do, that all suffering, all crosses, are more or less equal? Um, no. Continue reading

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That Cat

The fog comes down as Sandburg said “on little cat feet.” Sometimes, grace comes to us on those same feet. Continue reading

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Playing Churchball

We’ve learned that God’s way for our life is a narrow, even pinched, way with tight bounds. What if instead these are the out of bounds lines for playing a game we call Churchball? Continue reading

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A Sister Was Given To Me

Strength and weakness are big (and opposite) cultural concepts so how can strength be perfect in weakness? Let me tell you about the value of a little sister. Continue reading

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“Self Seeds Wantonly”

Self seeding plants are annuals that set and sow their own seeds year over year. They can become weeds if we aren’t careful, but they are also a reminder of the power of life that’s loose in the world. Continue reading

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Raising our Ebenezer

It’s a pretty song, especially acapella, but it has some funny words in it. Like what is an Ebenezer anyway and why would we raise one? Continue reading

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