Tag Archives: Spiritual Practice

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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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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Ash Day, Grasshopper Day

Mary Oliver has a poem about our wild and precious life and it begins with an Ash Wednesday kind of reflection on fleeting life and the power of Lent to give deeper life. Continue reading

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The Point of Yes and No

Arguments seem built on staking out aboslutes and defending them against the unworthy. This is self-defeating because we need both the Yes and the No in order to live. Continue reading

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Solemn Mary

We celebrate Mary on 31 December for who she is and how she lives as our elder sister who shows us something deeply profound about our own life of faith. Continue reading

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