Category Archives: Reflections

Affordable Housing – Through the Pandemic

Originally published on tvprays.org. “The home is the center of life. It is a refuge from the grind of work, the pressure of school, and the menace of the streets. We say that at home, we can ‘be ourselves.’ Everywhere … Continue reading

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Not Expendable

Originally published on tvprays.org “They make us sound so expendable,” was a comment made a few months ago by several people in my congregation and in my family/friend circle. What did they mean? These elderly people were repeating the sentiment … Continue reading

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What Is Ours To Do

Column for Trinity’s September Epistle/Newsletter Dear Friends in Christ, I suppose there is some danger in comparing our times to eras in sacred scripture because no metaphor or comparison is perfect. Still, knowing that people of faith have together gone … Continue reading

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Dreamers and Something New

Originally posted on tvprays.org August 11, 2020. Good metaphors, poetry, and art are things I find myself reaching for these days. In addition to taking time to lament and grieve, I am seeking hope. But I do not want the … Continue reading

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Gifts of the CSA

Originally published on tvprays.org July 23, 2020. Shortly after everything shifted due to the pandemic, that was back in March here in Southwest Idaho, I realized that there was a good chance I would not be traveling much this summer. … Continue reading

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We Are the Letters

Originally published July 7, 2020 on tvprays.org “What comes next?” That’s the line King George’s character sings in his second appearance in the Broadway Musical Hamilton, after the Battle of Yorktown. “You’ve been freed. Do you know how hard it … Continue reading

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July 12, 2020

Prayer of the Day Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and … Continue reading

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Summer Scripture or RCL

July Epistle Column Dear Friends in Christ, There is a whole lot that I am not sure of about the rest of this summer, but one thing I do know is which books of the Bible we will be hearing … Continue reading

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Soul Friends

Soul Friends (originally posted on tvprays.org June 18, 2020) I have been pondering all the kinds of relationships that we are part of and need. We are relational by nature, even those of us who are more introverted. I need … Continue reading

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Time for Deep Listening

(Pastor’s Column for Trinity Epistle, June 2020) Dear Friends in Christ, Of all the things that the time of the pandemic is, and there are plenty of descriptors, it could also be a  time of deep listening. In the midst … Continue reading

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