Tag Archives: Mary

Dry Socks and Hot Food

Have you ever been camping out in the woods without benefit of electricity, running water, and other modern conveniences? If you have, then you know that the ability to light a fire and keep it burning is important, particularly if … Continue reading

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Respond to Racism: Embody Christ

I’m not good when it comes to secrets. I’m not good at keeping silent when there is a proverbial dead elephant in the room. Here in Minnesota people attribute my “directness” to having spent most of my life in New … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Takes A Poet

It’s the Fourth Sunday of Advent and I’m doing my best to hold onto that. My mind is on Friday’s peace rally at a local Muslim community center, the Saturday Black Lives Matter march, and the emerging plans for rallies … Continue reading

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Holy, Improbable Yes

The fourth Sunday of Advent is the perfect time for the story of Gabriel and Mary because it’s all about love–God’s great love for humanity and Mary’s willingness to bring that love into the world. This passage overflows with all the improbable … Continue reading

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Thinking about Mary in Advent

I wrote this reflection for an ecumenical group a few years ago and stumbled on it today and thought it went well with this week’s texts. Let us, for the moment, put aside our theological differences.  We need not worry … Continue reading

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio

It’s easy to get lost in the tasks we have in front of us. They often become more important than our reasons for doing them. Likewise, we can be overwhelmed by words and information and stop really listening so that … Continue reading

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