Monthly Archives: July 2016

Spoiled Clay

The Potter image is a beautiful one, especially if you are an artist. I have friends who are potters, happily sharing the work of their hands. In Jeremiah 18, God is likened to a potter. The Lord tells Jeremiah to … Continue reading

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Delight of My Heart

Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart Jeremiah confesses in today’s First Reading. Whenever I am struggling in life, I turn to the Word of God and the community of believers for strength. Scripture … Continue reading

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Divine Bartering

Have you ever bartered with God? Abraham did in the First Reading from Genesis 18, read this past Sunday.  He does not ask for a deal for himself though, but for the other righteous people left in Sodom.  He bargains … Continue reading

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Hanging On

Claw marks…we leave them all over things in life. I have a friend who is arriving next week and I should be cleaning the spare room or packing for the weekend but instead I am writing this blog post.   My … Continue reading

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Happy To

Jesus is happy to come with us, as truth is happy to be spoken, as life to be lived, as light to be lit, as love is to be loved, as joy to be given, as peace to be spread. ~ … Continue reading

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Flying Away

I am at the airport, heading home, after a weekend crammed with activity and emotions. How very blessed I feel about this particular trip. When I said goodbye to my Minneapolis friends at the end of May, I was not … Continue reading

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Cicada Song

Down here in Iowa, my friends and I take a walk after supper.  We find ourselves heading towards the river and discover a beautiful metal walkway through a tall grass prairie dotted with flowers. When we draw nearer, we hear … Continue reading

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