January 21, 2018

Reading Isaiah 58:6, Proverbs 31: 8-9 (NRSV) As I write this, I am on a retreat at the ocean, luxuriating in sunshine while watching waves and listening to seagulls cry. The poor and needy in today’s reading seem especially far away from my current experience. Even at home, it is easy to forget that not … Continue reading January 21, 2018

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June 19, 2016

Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 (NRSV) Happy Father's Day! On a day set aside to honor fathers, reading about the activities of a capable wife is unexpected. The passage lists an impressive array of activities and roles. It states that wives who do these things deserve praise. Don't we see fathers take on many of these same … Continue reading June 19, 2016