June 3, 2018

Reading Romans 5: 1-5 (NRSV) I got a nice compliment this week from a junior colleague that I sometimes mentor: "I feel like I get more knowledgeable just standing next to you." Wow. I sometimes feel a reflective glow standing next to my adult kids. I admire them. I hope some of their good qualities … Continue reading June 3, 2018

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May 20, 2018

Reading Romans 8: 22-28 (NRSV) "...the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains..." As we celebrated our adult son's birthday, I looked back on the day he was born. The joy of new birth does not actually make us forget the labor. But he was worth it! The hope of future joy does help … Continue reading May 20, 2018

July 16, 2017

Romans 1: 21-28; 1 Samuel 18: 1-4 (NRSV) A teacher friend described her history curriculum for high school students. Instead of teaching facts, the curriculum presents copies of original documents from multiple perspectives. The students are asked to think about what the facts might mean. Conclusions vary, depending on the mix of perspectives presented, and … Continue reading July 16, 2017