Monthly Archives: February 2013

Faith of My Fathers, Holy Faith!

Coon Prairie, the first church built in southwest Wisconsin, was built by industrious and faithful Norwegian immigrants, arriving just as Wisconsin became a state.  After their long sea-journey, they crossed the prairie with high hopes of finding land on which … Continue reading

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Loved So I Can Love

Imprisoned in my guilt and fear, I stood condemned within myself. I judged myself.  Alone, I fell.   Imprisoned in my imperfections, Chains of shame encased me. I judged myself:  Shamed, I fell.   That voice within my head imprisoned … Continue reading

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A Letter: Dear ME

Dear Me, Today you are loved and blessed. So many times your heart has broken, and you thought love was lost. But today God has blessed you with new hope, shining possibilities, and deeper love. Remember the year, 5th grade … Continue reading

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Enough

Is there enough food? I see bloated bellies of children in Sudan and South Chicago. I see the old man standing at my intersection with a sign. I see Tent City and the blue plastic homeless shelters. Is there enough … Continue reading

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Silent Alleluia

Pondering my penitence, my alleluias are silent. I reflect in silence, feeling my separation from God, In exile, in the wilderness, I wait beyond Babylon. Buried in the water of my baptism, I wait… Wait for germination; hidden, silent, gravid; … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit

Spirit Compassionate, Wise, Breathing, Healing, Leading, Peacemaker, Faith-Giver, Comforter, Life, Inspiring, Helping, Filling, Holy, Joyful, Wind

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Learning Lessons of Love

Valentine boxes in second grade, pasted hearts smeared with lace; Classmates skip around the classroom, delivering silly sayings: Roses are red, Violets are blue.  You’re so ugly you should be in the zoo. Valentine exchanges in fifth grade, budding moods … Continue reading

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