Articles written by Rev. Katie Hill

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Everything

The Gospel of Luke, chapter five, tells us of Simon Peter’s powerful encounter with Jesus. Simon had been out on the boat all night with nothing to show for it but a sore back and empty nets. And now those nets needed to be cleaned and mended so...

 

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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