But Not the Hippopotamus

In case you are wondering from the title, this is a message about being welcomed. About the spiritual gift of hospitality. About what it feels like to be included and excluded and invited back in, in our culture and our world. I’ve mentioned before that the messages I prepare for Sunday mornings always seem to […]

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Just Like Jonah

Our thoughts and prayers–for protection, for comfort, for reassurance, for provision–are with the people of Florida today and all those who are concerned about those in the storm’s path. Blessings to all life–human, animal, and planetary. Peace to us all. Once upon a time, there was a moody and difficult prophet named Jonah. His name […]

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Tempting thoughts

  Where in your life do you find yourself tempted? Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies cookies? Peanut Butter Cup blizzards? Or maybe it’s a certain kind of car, your favorite brand of shoes, or that place you’ve always wanted to go on vacation. Temptation is a common experience for all of us. Anyone who has […]

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There’s something about Mary

Wouldn’t it be nice if–even for a brief time, say, a week—we could experience what it means to live in perfect harmony? All we’d hear would be the sound of sweetness. What a rest that would be! The news would all be good news. The weather each day would be absolutely beautiful—low humidity, sunny skies, […]

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