This poem, by Victoria Safford, is speaking to my heart today. The Gates of Hope:Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of Hope—Not the prudent gates of Optimism,Which are somewhat narrower.Not the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense;Nor the strident gates of Self-Righteousness,Which creak on shrill and angry hinges(People cannot hear us there;… Read More
“love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you” Read More
“when you have done this to the least of these, you have done it into me” Read More
Audio of sermon preached for St. John’s UCC, Bongards, MN. September 15, 2019. Listen here: Hospitality, With Mercy. From the Fall 2019 sermon series Room At the Table: The Hospitality Scriptures.
what I remember most is the ash. the way that brilliant blue sky of the morning turned cloudy with the ashes that floated down like the snowflakes of a quiet storm, and drifted into the corners of the windows and doorways. those drifts piled up silently, untouched for days, weeks. everytime I looked out the… Read More
Jesus said “let the little children come to me” Read More
“for everyone who exalts themselves will be humbled, and everyone who humbles themselves will be exalted” Read More