Feelings within the Story

Often when I read scripture, or remember the stories of our faith, I think about the feelings within the story. Right now in this moment in our lives there are a lot of feelings floating about in the air. I’ve heard from multiple people in multiple places that many (I...

Compassionate Beyond All Measure

In our scripture from Sunday we heard the story of Abram doubting God’s promises.  In the midst of his doubts, God invites Abram to look toward the heaven and count the stars. God holds a space that is as wide and deep as the night sky.  This tender, middle of the...

Our Doubts can be Gifts

“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of...

Symbols of Strength

The little park near my house is littered with acorns. These little nuts cover parts of the sidewalk: some intact, some crushed, some stripped by squirrels, some just the cute little caps. As I walk my dog she sniffs every acorn, I marvel at the difference in size...

Lenses

I recently spent an afternoon at a park watching my daughter have her senior pictures taken. First, I just need to say I’m still in awe of how we got to this point. It feels like yesterday that I was bundling her up in new school clothes, packing her lunch and...