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New Year's pruning

I come to the beginning of a new year with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I see the beginning of a new year as an opportunity to make the changes I need to be healthier and stronger in heart, spirit, mind and body. On the other hand, I know that...

 

Where does help come from?

We’ve all been there – stuck in a bad situation, one of our own creation, one that someone else caused, a simple case of bad timing or bad luck. It doesn’t matter how we got there, all that matters is that we don’t see a way out. “I lift up...

 
 By Rev. Katie Hill    Local    June 25, 2021

A song for hard times

As a kid, world history was fascinating to me. I would hear about world wars, pandemics, the Great Depression, and disasters that swept across nations and around the world. Each time I would study some great and terrible event I would think, “I am...

 

Real life

A fairly famous, yet very quiet conversation echoes from 2,000 years ago. One night at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, a respected leader among the Jewish people came to him in the cover of night. Nicodemus, a well-seasoned, wise teacher, wanted...

 

Ashes for everyone

About this time last year I was preparing for an Ash Wednesday service and trying to teach my then 6-year-old son about that day on the church calendar. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of preparation before Easter. On that day, many...

 

Holiness is not a white suit

Holy. It’s a word we shy away from. It seems too daunting, too strict, too boring, too demanding. We use it as a put down: “holier than thou,” as if holiness is a bad thing, something to keep well more than arm's length away. Even within the...

 

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