Tag Archives: Faithfulness of God

What I want to tell Finn

(Recently my daughter and son-in-law came for a visit bringing their baby, Finn, to meet his great-grandparents.  He is the first great-grandchild.  And on Sunday morning we did a “Rite of Blessing in Anticipation of Baptism.”  It allowed the family … Continue reading

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Sunday after Sunday

It was a long drive back from my father’s house in Colorado, but part of me wished I could have taken it slower. I am ever amazed at the majesty of the creation, and I would have loved to be able to take photographs of all that I witnessed coming across Colorado, Utah and Nevada on the old state highways. I have a few photos, taken at rest stops and occasional halts along the way, but mostly they are fading memories, replaced only by the knowledge that it was beautiful. Continue reading

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From death into life

There is power in the crackle of a fire. There is drama in a single candle in the dark. Continue reading

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Christ among the faithful

Christ comes into the world among God’s faithful people. It is among God’s faithful that Christ is revealed. Continue reading

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A Covenant of Peace

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. –Isaiah 54.10 Continue reading

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It’s not simple

I am not the kind of person who can give simple answers. I have heard them. I have heard people say them to one another. I have heard them say them to me. “She’s with God now.” And this is true. This is profoundly true. It is the heart of what we come together to do on this day – to symbolically entrust Kerstin into the arms of God. But it is not simple. Continue reading

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Not for children

We tend to think of the Bible as a holy book filled with stories of holy people. It is not. This book is pretty disturbing. Continue reading

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Is not my word like fire?

The preacher last Sunday talked about Jesus as the bread of life – though he didn’t entirely explain what he meant by Jesus as the bread of life. He went from talking about signs to talking about bread to talking … Continue reading

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