Tag: trust

Dec 14

Narrative-Metaphor? Naraphor? Maybe? A good one, no matter what you call it!

There are stories that circulate again and again, maybe they contain a grain of truth? We don’t know. What we do know is a good story when we hear one, and in my line of work, when we do, the words “That’ll Preach!” Are the words that come to mind. So allow yourself to believe …

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Dec 14

Narrative-Metaphor? Naraphor? Maybe? A good one, no matter what you call it!

There are stories that circulate again and again, maybe they contain a grain of truth? We don’t know. What we do know is a good story when we hear one, and in my line of work, when we do, the words “That’ll Preach!” Are the words that come to mind. So allow yourself to believe …

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Feb 21

Love

1 John 4:7-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this …

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Nov 06

One Rope

This story comes to us courtesy of Insook Do who is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, serving in the Upper New York Annual Conference in the Albany District. Insook, for many years was an incredible Hospice Chaplin bringing joy to a place where little joy is found. Insook is now teaching and preaching …

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Oct 09

Waiting

In Psalm 25 the Psalmist is praying for deliverance from enemies. Verses 4&5 read “Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.”

For you I wait all day long! How many of us have waited for God for a day, a week, a year, a lifetime? I recently attended a seminar based on the book The Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting by Holly W. Whitcomb. It lists

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Aug 12

Getting the Best of us !

“Don’t let ‘em get the best of you!” These are words of support we hear when those close to us see we’re getting down, when we feel like we’re on own in a difficult situation.
I’m sure we’ve all heard them at one time or another, perhaps

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