Category Archives: Musings

Who are You?

What makes us who we are? Is it what we do? Is it what happens to us? Is it our race or gender, gender expression, sexual orientation? Our age or education? Is it the way other people see us or … Continue reading

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We are Named and Claimed

With the recent release of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” I hear a lot about Fred Rogers. People tend to go on about how much they loved his show when they were growing up. They watched faithfully and enjoyed his … Continue reading

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Fact, Fiction, or Something Else?

Many times over the last few weeks I’ve had conversations with different people about the difference between truth and fact, particularly when it comes to the Bible. Apparently, the Christmas story – Elizabeth, John the Baptist, Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, angels, … Continue reading

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Jesus is Where?

I have a lot of sympathy for Mary and Joseph when they lost track of Jesus. He simply wasn’t where they thought he was. They had to retrace their steps, searching everywhere, anxiety growing with each passing minute. When they … Continue reading

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Seemingly Impossible Joy

Rejoice in the Lord always. Always and everywhere. Was Paul kidding? The world is too challenging a place to be full of joy always, isn’t it? I mean look at what is happening around the world – war, hunger, sickness, … Continue reading

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The Way of Peace

I genuinely like this time of year. The Christmas lights and the menorah candles shine out as a reminder that there is more to the world than we usually allow ourselves to see. I laugh out loud at the lawns … Continue reading

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Hope is at Hand

Tear gas used on toddlers at the Mexican border. War and violent conflicts continuing in more than twenty-five countries. A national climate report with dire implications. These things are inconsistent with Advent. How is it possible to focus on the ancient … Continue reading

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