Tag Archives: God

On Blasphemy

One day, walking through a parking lot, I saw on a car a few rows ahead a bumper sticker that said, in bold letters, “Jesus paid the price for my sins.” I smiled: kinship through bumper sticker, shared faith, unashamed … Continue reading

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Stalking the Miraculous

What would happen if we all began to stalk the miraculous? If we began to look for it around every corner, if we expected it to appear? With such a spirit, nothing would be entirely mundane, but sparked with expectation. … Continue reading

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In Defense of Routine

Routine is under-rated and maligned. Almost always it’s regarded negatively, associated with boredom and ruts and thoughtless, plodding existence. Of course, routine can be all of these things, but if it is, it’s because we’ve allowed it to degrade into … Continue reading

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Light of God

The opening of John’s gospel patterns the beginning lines of Genesis, “in the beginning God” mirroring “in the beginning was the Word,” two of the trinity creating together, the two one. Another parallel is the light that pervades both: “In … Continue reading

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Tent of Meeting

Within my tent, the thin nylon walls undulate, billowing with the gentle early morning breeze that is still wrapped in darkness. Just enough chill seeps through the fabric to challenge my camp heater, which stirs the drafts with warmth. Inside, … Continue reading

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Are You Not of More Value Than a Sparrow?

A bird died on our porch today. It was a chickadee, and it lay on its back with its legs pointed straight upwards, stiff and uncurled. I don’t know what could have killed it unless it was the cold, though … Continue reading

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

It is 10:30 and the moon is so bright and silver that it lights up the whole lawn, except where the shadow of the house obscures it. Through the large paned loft window, shafts of white light pour, the moon … Continue reading

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