Tag Archives: Child

What the Promise is For

We make promises and break them and then we make them again. This could all be tragic and pointless if the purpose of promises was to CREATE reality instead of to MARK the reality that already is. Continue reading

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What Kind of Love

There are all kinds of love in the world so when John goes on about “see the kind of love God has.” We have to ask “what exactly is that and how do we respond to it?” Continue reading

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Becoming Human After Horror

PTSD seems to be the diagnosis du jour while brokenness and injury pop up in conversations all over. It is important to talk about them, to bring out into the open things we were supposed to pretend didn’t happen. Yet wallowing in wounds is unhealthy. Faith and the community of faith have a pathway out of that mess, a pathway toward being human. Continue reading

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All Our Times

The concept is complex and comes, in part, from our 12-step friends, but part of the work of spiritual life and growth means dying. It means letting go absolutely into the hand that holds all our times. Continue reading

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So Proud in You

Hearing “I’m proud of you” can be a high point in life. Someone whose opinion matters to us, is proud of us. So what does it mean to us that the voice at Jesus’ baptism says “I am proud IN him.” Continue reading

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