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Where Was My Faith?

“Where is your faith in God?” That was the question posed to me by my husband as the news continued to report the status of water being released from the two reservoirs near our home. The combination of 50 inches of rain dumped on Houston by Hurricane Harvey and water releasing from two nearby reservoirs resulted in the entrance to our neighborhood becoming a lake. Over the period of a couple of days that lake […]

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Honeymoons

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss I imagine that today when we hear the word “honeymoon” we think of a newly wed couple soaking up sun and surf together on some isolated island, or hidden away in a resort somewhere.  We suppose they are enjoying their new marital status, far from the family and friends who celebrated with them only […]

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June: the Month Honeymoons

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” — (Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard’s Almanac, June 1738 There are a variety of ancient reasons why we have so many June weddings and very few of them have to do with romance. The month of June is named for the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth. Juno was thought to watch over women and protect them, especially during childbirth. So a June wedding was a way […]

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When Will We EVER Learn?

[bs_well size=”md”]Where have all the flowers gone? Girls have picked them every one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? (Pete Seeger)[/bs_well] I’ve just read a thread of Facebook posts offering empathy and encouragement to a woman whose father was a pastor. Sadly, in all her years of studying and serving the church as a pastor, he’s never accepted her as a colleague in the ministry. Why? Because she’s a she. In […]

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The Church Universal

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20) When I travel I explore new congregations on Sunday mornings. At the recommendation of a friend, I found a gem on my recent Ohio visit. Peace Lutheran in Gahanna is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in central Ohio, having been founded in 1838. Only a couple of decades short of a 200th anniversary, this congregation is still going strong. […]

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