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Roots of Resilience: We’ve been here before

There’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot in the past few months: we are living in an unprecedented time.   And in a lot ways – it’s true.  No one in our congregation was alive in 1918 for the Spanish Flu…so

3 weeks ago

Theology hope Sermons History resilience memory ancestors hopelessness Pema Chodron surrender Margaret Wheatley

Back to Life – Easter 2020

Text: Mary Oliver’s Messenger  Mark’s Gospel Chapter 16  Homily  Last night as I kissed my daughter’s forehead, she felt hot.  In normal times I’d just think: “Teenager. Day in the sun, no big deal.”

04/12/2020 07:14:40 AM

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Blessed Unrest

Reading: Fault Lines by Robert Walsh  As we have been feeling the fault lines in all of our living rooms this week, I’ve been thinking about the stories of the Hebrew Bible.  Especially the story of E

03/24/2020 05:33:55 AM

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State of Emergence-y

When I came back from sabbatical last fall, I carried with me this one poem as a guiding light, and grounding. It’s by Pablo Neruda, called Keeping Quiet. It’s a poem about the wisdom of stillness – t

03/24/2020 05:13:01 AM

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All or Nothing

It was 1866, and the work for women’s suffrage was at a crossroads.  The civil war had ended the year before. Loss and grief were everywhere.  Over 10,000 battles had been fought, over 600,000 died. 

03/09/2020 04:50:12 AM

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