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Women of Advent: This time I will praise the Lord

This post, and the rest of the series, originally appeared on my blog three years ago when it was in a different space. I’m editing and reposting them this year as a reminder that we are not the only ones who wait with eager expectation for the promised Messiah. Advent is my favorite season in […]

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For When You Don’t Know Why

Today I told the story of Moses and the bronze serpent on a stick to my Sunday school class. They’re four, so we started off class by slithering on our stomachs and hissing for 30 seconds and ended with some solid coloring time, but in between we talked about complaining and faith and consequences and […]

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It Would Have Been Enough

If I were allowed to have a favorite part of the Passover Seder, it would be the dayenu  song. I know that’s like a Jew saying their favorite part of the Eucharist is the wine. I’m not Jewish, my experience with seders is limited and translated and half the time very, very inauthentic and sacrilegious. […]

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God Actually Died

See Mary weeping, “Where is He laid?” As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb; Hears a voice speaking, calling her name; It’s the Master, the Lord raised to life again! The voice that spans the years, Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us, Will sound till He appears, For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!  Last week […]

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Made For Another World: Rights of Citizens

As some of you know, for about the first half of the year immigration and visa woes plagued my travels back and forth from the US. While we actually managed to sort out everything every time and I was able to leave and return as I pleased, it was a complicated process (that I’m thankful […]

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Travelin’ Tuesdays: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Photo by Waiting for the Word via Flickr We’re back with more Travelin’ Tuesdays! At least, for the rest of June. All bets are off for July, when I’ll be spending time in at least 4 different states, 2 different countries, moving, and preparing to start a new job. But when Pentecost came around this […]

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Women of Lent- No one, Lord

The door flies open and you scream as hands grab and pull and carry you out, naked and condemned. They shout about caught in the act, stonings, about laws and condemnation and you didn’t even want to be here. But what right does a woman have to say no. You grab the bed sheet on the floor […]

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Jesus loves YOU, this I know.

What can separate us from Christ’s love? (That’s what this is all about, isn’t it?) Can ugly blog comments and twitter wars? Can fear? Can misinterpretation of scripture? Can disagreements within and outside the church? Can honesty and theology and splits and culture and government? Can decisions and reversals? Can any of this change God’s love? […]

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Women of Lent: A beautiful thing

    This post is a part of my Lenten series called “The Women of Lent”. For an explanation of the series and to see the past posts, check out the posts in the category “Women of Lent“.   We were in the weight room for PE class, and we were supposed to be working […]

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Looking out and looking up and most of all looking back

Sometimes I write poetry. Sometimes the Bible writes poetry. Sometimes we write poetry together. Over the past few weeks, two people who don’t know each other and who I haven’t been great about keeping in touch with have both suggested that I should read through the story of the Exodus, because God’s rescue and the […]