Category: Going The Distance

Reminders of Hope

Reminders of Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13) Have you ever found a whole sand dollar on the beach? When Naples was my vacation destination, I spent leisurely days walking […]

Beauty

Beauty

God saw everything that [God] had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31, NRSV) My reflection this morning is a simple invitation to you to look for the beauty around you. Look for the beauty you have taken for granted in familiar places […]

Lemonaide IOU

Lemonaide IOU

There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many? (John 6:9) Morgan Marsh McGlone is a special 8-year-old from Belleville Wisconsin. On Inauguration Day, she was highlighted for her efforts to help the homeless, unemployed, and hungry in her community. She raised over $53,000 […]

Airport Aha

Airport Aha

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of […]

Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. [God] does not faint or grow weary; [God’s] understanding is unsearchable. [God] gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall […]

Recovering from the Hangover

Recovering from the Hangover

But this I call to mind, and therefore, I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:21-23) We have all been hearing the words, “Thank God 2020 is over!” I know that we have all […]

A Prayer on the Eve

A Prayer on the Eve

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth . . . From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.  ( John 1: 14,16 NRSV) My granddaughter Eve is old enough now that we […]

What Does the Lord Require of Us?

What Does the Lord Require of Us?

“…And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8) While January 15 marks the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, it is on this day, January 18 that we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. An American Baptist minister and […]

Where Are My Cookies?

Where Are My Cookies?

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4) Even before the pandemic began, I cherished phone calls with long-distance family, friends, and former colleagues. All too often our conversations would begin with a litany of how busy we each were as if it were a […]

The Faith of Science

The Faith of Science

Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it… (Isaiah 42:5, NRSV) I appreciate so much when people share parts of their lives and family […]

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