Looking Beyond Our Pain

I have been repeatedly awe-struck reflecting on the powerful, deep, life-altering, hopeful words from the New Testament letter 1 Peter in my own personal study times lately. Martin Luther is reported to have said of this book that it contained everything necessary for a Christian to know. On Sunday a wonderful member of my church... Continue Reading →

Spilled Milk and Faith

Don’t cry over spilled milk. That old line sounds really good. I thought about it when my youngest literally cried over having spilled her milk at breakfast. And no, I did not use the line on my 5-year old! I’ve noticed, however, that there are times when I respond to trivial obstacles in my life... Continue Reading →

Love and Justice

Love has a unique place at the center of Christian faith. Jesus himself summarized the weight of the Old Testament commandments as love: love to God and love to others (Matthew 22:34-40)  Love, in 1 Corinthians 13 is the greatest of the three virtues of faith, hope, and love. Love is so primary to the... Continue Reading →

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