June 9, 2019

Reading John 14: 8-17 (NRSV) We were comparing notes with new friends, talking about how much our kids resemble us. "Our son takes after my husband and his father in making sandwiches out of anything!" Similarly, our granddaughter has picked up mannerisms and phrases from us: opening a present as a gracious guest on her … Continue reading June 9, 2019

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May 26, 2019

Reading John 14: 23-29 (NRSV) This week, my husband and I are walking a long-distance trail with a group. The distances and varied terrain make this walk a challenge for me. Our leaders have instructed us to choose a seven-word mantra to say or pray as we walk. Today’s scripture inspires several possibilities! Those who … Continue reading May 26, 2019

May 12, 2019

Reading John 10: 22-30 (NRSV) Who are you? Customs agents at international borders ask for my occupation, and I name my profession in healthcare. One agent then chatted about a family member with a small healthcare complaint; I asked a clarifying question, confirmed that environmental factors may aggravate the complaint, and suggested they consult their … Continue reading May 12, 2019