28 Jan 2020 0 Comment

A Blessing in Which Others are Meant to Share

Author: Jeanne Lounsbury   The wealth or "abundance” of our lives is a gift, not just a given. That is, no more than with life itself do we have this as something we can earn or deserve. It is not entitlement but blessing in...
21 Jan 2020 0 Comment

Playing God’s Instrument in the World

Author: Betsy Barrett    As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our...
14 Jan 2020 0 Comment

Excel in This Grace of Giving

Author: Laura McCutchen “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity … They gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability … Since you excel in...
7 Jan 2020 0 Comment

You Will be a Blessing

Author: Nicole Speer   Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your Father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name...
31 Dec 2019 0 Comment

The Joy in Giving

Author: Ed Hall   “It is in giving that we receive” Archbishop Desmond Tutu   There has been much written recently about the two parts of our journey through life including Richard Rohr’s, “Falling Upward” and...
17 Dec 2019 0 Comment

The Unlikely Messenger

Author: Linda Kowatch Matt 3:3 “This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.'" In the Advent Season leading...
10 Dec 2019 0 Comment

Practicing Patience

Author: Diana Shellenberger   “Love is patient and kind.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5   It is no accident that patience is the first affirmative quality of love St. Paul identifies in this verse. Patience is the ground...
3 Dec 2019 0 Comment

Us Vs. Them – Really?

Author: Nancy Wade Humans can only process a limited amount of change in a short period of time without experiencing anxiety. It’s a natural human reaction – but how we respond to that anxiety is social. When societies experience...
26 Nov 2019 0 Comment

You, O God, Are My Refuge and My Home

You, O God, Are My Refuge and My Home Psalm 139, freely interpreted.   Author: Hilde Raastad I have a roof over my head, no bombs are falling, There is food in my kitchen and I know where I will sleep tonight. So,...
19 Nov 2019 0 Comment

Reflections on Humility

Author: Susan Rose “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 Over the last several years, I’ve given much thought and soul-searching to the visceral experience of self-inflation and...