Parsonage Parables

Flashpoints

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The word flashpoint is “a place, event, or time at which trouble, such as violence or anger, flares up.” This past week was a flashpoint – a group of right-winged rioters tried to overtake our Capitol and theoretically overthrow an election. This group was encouraged by party officials, including a sitting President. We haven’t given […]

Parsonage Parables

We Can Laugh

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One of my favorite things about leading a team to Haiti is our reflection time each night. We talk about what happened during the day, where we saw God that day, and then we pose a question to the group. Each night a different person chooses the question. I have a book of questions that […]

Jan to June 2016

The Bridges

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In the Land of Old, in a Place Far, Far Away was a beautiful country. Rolling hills of trees and orchards producing more than the people could use or eat, rolling hills of farmland producing more food than the country could eat. In the Land of Old were the People of the Trees and the […]

July Aug Sept 2014

Hanging on to Resentment

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In something I had written to a friend, they said I had opened their eyes to resentment they carried and how they needed to work on letting go.  In making them aware, it struck me that I carry some hefty resentment for some past incidents. Things I can’t change.  Things that are past.  Things I […]