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

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May 13, 2018

Reading Isaiah 66: 13 (NRSV) In my mom's old recipe box, I can tell which recipes got the most use. The cards, scraps of paper, or magazine cut-outs are worn, faded, stained with multi-colored splotches, and jagged at the corners. Sometimes the handwriting has almost disappeared. Funny thing, two-thirds of the most-worn cards are for … Continue reading May 13, 2018