Monthly Archives: August 2014

Accepting and expecting more

On Sunday we are going to bury the question “Am I doing this right?” Perhaps we won’t bury it once and for all (the question has a way of never dying), but we will stop making it so front and … Continue reading

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Just another Saturday morning at Rainbow

I’m not always at Rainbow on Saturday mornings, but today I was and boy am I glad! I went mainly to say goodbye to the group of senior highers and sponsors who will be spending the next 24 hours at … Continue reading

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Keeping balance

My husband Jesse has been having fun with this piece on his sketchblog. He keeps adding things, the latest being the elephant on roller skates.Who knows how tall it will be before he’s done, or what kind of pile up … Continue reading

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To join or not to join?

My framework for thinking about baptism and church membership was pretty clear-cut growing up. Basically the two were tied together. You don’t get baptized outside the context of a church community, and you wait to be baptized until you can … Continue reading

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The blessed backpack

Backpacks are back in style (unlike fanny packs I’m told). I didn’t realize school was back in session until 1) seeing all the back to school photos posted by proud parents on facebook and 2) driving by Frank Rushton Elementary … Continue reading

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Preach it Sister!

I have a friend who calls me “Preach.” I don’t mind it in the same way I didn’t mind when Jesse’s grandpa Ransom used to call me “Pumpkin.” (On one occasion, after he called me that in front of congregational … Continue reading

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These hills are alive!

I had the privilege of officiating at the August 3 wedding of David and Leah Gaeddert. The wedding was held in the Flint Hills near Elmdale, KS. There we were in the GREAT company of grasshoppers, bumblebees, prairie grasses, limestone, … Continue reading

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