Tag Archives: Sin

Defined by Love

Between the Samaritan woman’s five husbands and the unnamed man’s blindness, sin and shame bounce around, defining these people. The woman was pushed to the margins of her community either by her neighbors or by her own inclination to avoid … Continue reading

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Time to Jump In

I am haunted by a recurring dream I had as a teen. The dream started out innocuous enough. I stood with a group of friends talking about nothing in particular, maybe planning what we do for the weekend. Then a … Continue reading

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The Allure of a Dragon’s Life

I’m sure Jesus didn’t mean for his words to be linked with dragons, but I can’t help myself. Every time I read scripture passages about treasure, I picture a dragon. You know, the big, scary, fire-breathing kind that hoards gold … Continue reading

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Stumbling Toward a Worthy Life

How many of these names do you recognize? Sandra Bland Rexdale Henry Kindra Chapman Samuel Dubose Joyce Curnell Ralkina Jones Raynette Turner Sarah Lee Circle Bear If you live in the United States you should know these names as well … Continue reading

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for the living of these days: a litany of confession

One:  With churches burning and hate mail flying, All:     we shy away thinking that has nothing to do with me. One:  With bombs dropping on faraway cities, All:     we turn off the news and put up … Continue reading

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Holy Week Provokes Deep Thoughts

Fear and faith aren’t something we like to put in the same sentence these days. We don’t like to think of God’s presence or actions as something to be afraid of.  We don’t like to focus on  things like “The … Continue reading

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Litany of Confession

Have we not known? Have we not heard? Has it not been told to us from the beginning? Even though we know, we have heard, and we have been told, it is so hard to remember that God is the … Continue reading

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