Revisiting GracePlaces: Loving my Neighbors-Lent IV

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The house next door is vacant. I confess that I am glad. The neighbor who last leased the house was troubled, and her troubles spilled over into my back yard. However, I am not sure that my heart was very open to her in welcome caring. I know that one of the places where I [Read More...]

Loving the Littles

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This Valentine’s Day I am thinking about Love in all its forms as I send cards and greetings to my beloveds. I think of God, who is Love– a very Big thought! But right now I am a little overwhelmed with Bigness—Big award shows: big wins, big losses; Big games: big scores and big heroes; [Read More...]

Preparing the Way: Loving

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Advent IV: A new hymnal introduces an Advent hymn new to me: Rejoice, rejoice take heart in the night. Though dark the winter and cheerless, the rising sun shall crown you with light; be strong and loving and fearless. LOVE BE OUR SONG AND LOVE OUR PRAYER AND LOVE OUR ENDLESS STORY;  may God fill [Read More...]

All Will Be Well: A Book Review

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Book Review for The Showings of Julian of Norwich: A New Translation by Mirabai Star Lady Julian is a longtime friend and teacher to me. She has been since I first read her Revelations of Divine Love in seminary. I wear a ring on my right hand that tells me “All will be well,” and [Read More...]

Not Enough

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Sometimes my best intentions are not enough to bring good news to those around me. I think I mean well. I try to listen truly, deeply, humbly, but much need is greater than my capacity to meet, or what I have to offer is not a preferred response for the one to whom I offer [Read More...]

Grace and Love

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Grace happens, as surely as the other things that happen.The world is full of reminders of the Grace of the Holy, despite and alongside the illness and disorder of much of the created and human-made world. So today I celebrate a gift of Grace in my life–unmerited (as the Calvinists are fond of saying), unexpected [Read More...]


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