26 Apr 2022 0 Comment

Ambiguity

Author: Jean Abbott Loss comes in many forms and throughout life. I learned fairly early about Ira Byock’s book, The Four Things That Matter Most: saying “Forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” and “I love you.”...
19 Apr 2022 0 Comment

“God, Open My Lips…”

By Lynn Klyde-Allaman   “God, open my lips, that my mouth may declare your praise.”   These words open the T’filah, one of the main prayers in the Jewish Sabbath service. “T’filah” literally means  “the...
12 Apr 2022 0 Comment

Not Peace, but a Sword

Author: Nicole Speer Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. ~Matthew 10:34 Since taking office almost 5 months ago I have been battling a growing sense of despair....
5 Apr 2022 0 Comment

Faith is the Bird

Author: Nancy Wade   “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore  Nearly seven years ago, political circumstances at work made it necessary for me to retire earlier than...
29 Mar 2022 0 Comment

The Vastness of Time

 Author: Carolyn Gard   "Geology has no more important lesson to teach than the vastness of time." Evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould. We have a set of books that we always take on road trips – Roadside Geology for each...
22 Mar 2022 0 Comment

Remembering the Victims

Author: Larry Dansky   “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4 “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ― Thomas Campbell Today marks the one-year anniversary of the mass...
8 Mar 2022 0 Comment

The Eye of the Needle

Author: Bob von Trebra   Luke 18:18-27 A certain ruler asked , “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the...
1 Mar 2022 0 Comment

Courage in Love

Author: Nicole Speer There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear… ~1 John 4:18 Last night, Russia’s sociopathic dictator started bombing cities across Ukraine, killing innocent people and traumatizing millions of...
22 Feb 2022 0 Comment

A Life-Sustaining Resource

Author: Amy Ostwald Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy. You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is...
15 Feb 2022 0 Comment

Praise God While Walking the Dogs

Author: Kea Giles I spend a lot of time out walking my dogs, and as I walk, I am often in conversation with God, even if it’s just about little things. One day, soon after I came back to church after a hiatus of 20 years, I was out...