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Hope’s Two Daughters

Hope’s Two Daughters

    I first heard this quote in church on Sunday (Feb 12, 2017). Then I found this gorgeous image on JusticeUnbound, part of a sermon in response to the shootings in Newton, Ct, 2012. I share it here as part of the series February Beautiful. “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. … Continue reading

Amos Wilder Poem: Wedding

Amos Wilder Poem: Wedding

Yesterday, I was on my way to visit my…well, technically my step-grandmother-in-law, but since that’s a mouthful, I just call her Bubby Lola.  She lives in a town about two hours away, and I found myself driving and listening to the Interdenominational Protestant Service of Worship at Marsh Chapel (part of Boston University, streamed on NPR). Wedding, a … Continue reading

A Collect for Refugees and Immigrants

A Collect for Refugees and Immigrants

We prayed this prayer at church this morning  (from the Book of Common Prayer) – a moving plea and beautiful invitation to us all. A Collect for Refugees and Immigrants: Heavenly Father, from whom every family on earth derives its name, have mercy on all those who sojourn in this world. As you sheltered your son … Continue reading

Hazards of Following Jesus

The threat of bodily harm exists for many Christians today, though usually not in North America (see Voice of the Martyrs, which does good work at reminding us in the “civilized” world about physical persecution going on in other parts of the world). Social and cultural persecution exists around the world as well. I just … Continue reading