Archive for February, 2012

Ash Wednesday

Recently I was reading the poem, “A Summer’s Day” by Mary Oliver.  She writes about sitting out in the grass and observing a grasshopper. Soon, though, the grasshopper has her meditating on life in all its complexity. In the final three lines of the poem, she asks, Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? […]

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From fishermen to followers

There are some great stories of God calling people in the Bible. Last week we heard about God speaking to the boy Samuel late at night. Samuel thinks that it’s Eli calling his name, but Eli tells him to go back to bed. You can almost hear Eli thinking, “Leave me alone!” But then Eli […]

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