Hope

  • Response to Violence in Charlottesville: God Likes Variety

    Response to Violence in Charlottesville: God Loves Variety

    By on August 15, 2017

    I thought this letter to the editor by my colleague on our local Ridgefield Clergy Association was a brilliant...

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  • Our Youngest Graduates from Sunday School

    Our Youngest Graduates from Sunday School

    By on August 14, 2017

    Yesterday our daughter graduated from Sunday School with her friend...see photos in this post of our graduation celebration, complete...

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  • Sunday school lesson the ten commandments

    Sunday School Lesson on The Ten Commandments

    By on July 23, 2017

    If everyone in the world could actually congregate around these old but perceptive guidelines, there would literally be peace...

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  • Live Here Without Dissatisfaction

    Appreciating the Now

    By on July 17, 2017

    It is possible to live from a place of slowness, savouring each instant of life, tasting the days rather...

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  • Grace Notes

    Grace Notes #6

    By on July 16, 2017

    I am furthering my ongoing goal of appreciating such a continuous, overflowing abundance of random good. I’ve even taken...

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  • It hovers in dark corners before the lights are turned on, it shakes sleep from its eyes and drops from mushroom gills,

    Hope (Poem by Lisel Mueller)

    By on July 11, 2017

    It hovers in dark corners before the lights are turned on, it shakes sleep from its eyes and drops from mushroom gills,

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  • I Missed You! (The Blog is Back)

    By on July 6, 2017

    What happened is that after 9.5 years of blogging everyday, this site grew too large for our (affordable) server....

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  • Happy Fourth of July with Links

    Happy Fourth of July with Links

    By on July 4, 2017

    We had a quiet day here, reading on the front porch while the Firecracker Race runs by, chatting by...

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  • refuse to be homogenized

    Refuse to be Homogenized

    By on June 25, 2017

    It takes courage to stand one’s ground against homogeneous thinking—thinking that simply melds into what everyone else is thinking.

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  • Sharing Ramadan

    Sharing Ramadan

    By on June 20, 2017

    The whole event was a great way to open up to the community, build relationships, and remove misinformation and...

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  • Human Thought Must Conform to Truth

    Human Thought Must Conform to Truth

    By on June 17, 2017

    Truth is universal, impartial, supreme. It can’t be divided up, nor curated into one selective brand of reality. Neither...

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  • How Goldfish Got Their Smiles

    How Goldfish Got Their Smiles

    By on June 11, 2017

    It pleases me beyond reason that I actually know the person that had enough vision, faith, and fun to...

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