Tag: 2020

A hint of fall color, and “September in 30 photographs”

Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary,    and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord    will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles;    they will run and not grow weary,    they will walk and not be faint. Let’s check one more month off the 2020 calendar. It feels good, doesn’t it, to rip another piece…

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Racism/violence/COVID crisis: we can do better; we must effect positive change; as people of faith we can lead the way

I have a true story for you. It’s a difficult story to hear, but I’m not sharing this to sensationalize, or to cause despair. Instead I’m telling it to bring hope, and to talk about what is possible when (and if) things are done right. Back when I was an educator, working in the community…

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“Be still…” – the decision for faith when the world overwhelms us

You know, friends, sometimes life is difficult. Family can involve real challenges; people you care about deeply are out of range when they need support and guidance; work responsibilities can be overwhelming; grandchildren are too far away to hug and encourage; people sometimes are unreasonable; global threats spread with exponential inevitability, be it illness or…

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