Tag Archives: God

Surrounded with graces

We are surrounded by graces big and little. Every bit of beauty, every simple kindness, every child’s laughter, every kind word or sound silences the claims of fear and evil to rule the world. Continue reading

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An eternal kindness

There is room in the heart of God for us all. Continue reading

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Light for our darkness

We are not alone in the world. There is a heartbeat to the universe. There is a song of love and life at the heart of all existence. Continue reading

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The Big Story

Those of us who are not rooted in the scriptures often find them strange. Even the word “God” is hard for some of us. But our confession as a Christian community is that there is a heartbeat at the center of all things, a spirit, a breath, pushing and pulling the world towards justice and mercy and goodness and life. Continue reading

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We have seen the chariots of fire

There are no answers. There is only the pain of our grief and all the complicated emotions it brings. There is only the great mystery of God, the unfathomable mystery of that hidden power and presence that lies at the heart of all things. Continue reading

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Fierce, determined hands

I could write for a long time about grief. I have buried too many people. The scar of grief was first carved by my parents’ divorce. I was too young to remember, but I know that my father was there … Continue reading

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Thinking about the children and families in Santa Barbara

There are times worship is the only thing we can do. Continue reading

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In the face of fears and tears

A dear friend’s son asked me to participate in his wedding next summer. A joyful opportunity to catch up with him and his fiancé over Thanksgiving was put on hold recently as he faced surgery last week. I learned today the mass was carcinogenic. So my thoughts are with Job. Continue reading

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More on Psalm 17

We pray for God to draw forth his sword and God hears the call to redeem the earth. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;      hide me in the shadow of your wings It doesn’t say apple.  … Continue reading

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