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.

“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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Preplanned Resentments

“Expectations are pre-planned resentments” as our 12 Step friends remind us. What then, are the expectations around Mother’s Day and could we change them for the better? Continue reading

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Just As You Are Loved

Being loved and giving love are two of the harder things for us to do, given our cultural understanding of “love.” Let’s take Jesus seriously when he explains what he means. Continue reading

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Apart from Me

If this ‘abiding in Jesus’ stuff is going to be more than a slogan we have to figure out what “abide” really means. Thankfully, we can draw on our family of faith for strength and ideas. Continue reading

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The Beautiful Shepherd

The idea of a Good Shepherd who comforts us and keeps us safe is, well… comforting it is not however, the full story because he is also beautiful, the Greek says so. Continue reading

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