Faith

Flourishing for All

Flourishing for All

0 by / on January 22, 2013, 6:00 pm / in Community, Faith

I’m on my way home. It’s dark outside now, and I’m high above some state in the southeast corridor of the US, where some of you, down below, are returning home from work and starting dinner. A couple of days ago I mentioned on Facebook that when I flew over Colorado farms the starkness of naked land struck me as […]

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On Hobbits, Cats & U-Haul Trucks

On Hobbits, Cats & U-Haul Trucks

0 by / on January 3, 2013, 6:15 pm / in Faith, Family

Fantasy characters are just about always on a journey.  Some of my favorites include Tolkien’s hobbits, (and elves, dwarfs and humans),  Ursula Le Guin’s young wizard Ged (who traverses the archipelago of Earthsea), or, more recently, Kvoth, the wizard-in-the-making of Patrick Rothfuss, who is still journeying quite uncertainly in the yet unfinished trilogy. Something adventurous gets ignited by journey stories.  Undoubtedly every life is […]

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Immanuel–God with Us

Immanuel–God with Us

0 by / on December 25, 2012, 6:30 pm / in Faith

  Last night I closed up the hens and thanked them for their eggs and told them it was Christmas Eve… As though from long habit I quoted: “For unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders, and he shall be called Immanual.” Which means, I told […]

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Snow… Falls Gently… and God is.

Snow… Falls Gently… and God is.

0 by / on December 19, 2012, 3:18 am / in Community, Faith

Our first snow came today.  At least the first that stuck to the ground. The hens explored the effect of snow-on-dirt after peering out from their hen house door.  I imagine those hens who stood behind whomever blocked the door eventually pushed her out so they toppled together in the cold white fluff. Snow felt appropriate today, after a hard […]

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My work is loving the world… Mary Oliver

My work is loving the world… Mary Oliver

0 by / on December 14, 2012, 5:29 am / in Community, Faith

  And I quote, “WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT. YOU HAVEN’T READ MARY OLIVER?!?!? Okay. Okay. I’m breathing again. Send me your address ASAP.” Allison–High School Principle, former student and one of my most memorable Teaching Assistants And not 24 hours later Allison’s favorite collection of poems by Mary Oliver arrived on my doorstep. Thank you Allison, for introducing me to […]

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