Monthly Archives: June 2011

what kind of a church?

what kind of a church… as fifty or so of us climb on board the ‘love bus’ to Iowa (this Friday!)… and about that many more in cars head north for the day… people have wondered aloud about our church.  … Continue reading

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thank you for showing up

Thank you, David.  Thank you for showing up in church this week and more for showing up at just the right moments throughout my life. “Is Katy here?” was the question and the voice only vaguely familiar.  As I came … Continue reading

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erased… or not: naming begins the cycle of healing

He’s a sixteen year old boy, old enough to know the difference between good and evil but still a child.  Driving perhaps, but not voting.   Old enough to tie his own shoes and even have an after school job, but … Continue reading

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summer and the proof-pudding

The tree outside my window has shifted from the first fresh green of spring to the rich summer glow.  The children are dancing on the grass just beyond the parking lot.  To be sure the calendar has a few page … Continue reading

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nostalgia’s heros can be streaky

From the time I was in 2nd grade until well into Jr. High, I spent nearly every Sunday morning at the Battle Creek Friends Church.  Friends, as it was known, was a church in the evangelical (read: fundamentalist leaning) wing … Continue reading

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