Category Archives: Christian

Queen of But

My options are limited.  That was what the lady at the wig shop said to me after she measured my head before I lost my hair to chemo.  My head is too big.  My options are limited.  I couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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Danger!

This is something of an announcement. An invitation. Blow the trumpets. I’m going to try something a little different. That alone is danger enough, for those who know me well. “What would it be like if…..” What would it be … Continue reading

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Irreconcileable Differences: When Life can’t be Fixed

Sometimes, life deals a hand that just can’t be played out to anyone’s benefit.  You look at the cards, and there isn’t even enough of a pigs’ ear to make a purse.   Words are said that cannot be taken … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Mizz Binkley

It was very late when my cell phone summoned me.  One neighbor called me to tell me about the ambulance in front of another neighbor’s house.  There is a child in that house who sometimes plays with our children.  I … Continue reading

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In Praise of Foolishness

Matthew 25:1–13 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no … Continue reading

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Duty and Delight

“It is our duty and delight..”  Lutheran Book of Worship “It is truly right, our duty and our Joy…” Evangelical Lutheran Worship “It is truly meet, right and salutary.”  Service Book and Hymnal We who are liturgically bent speak or sing … Continue reading

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Let Those Who Have Ears

Sometimes I think God must be poking me.  On Sunday I declared Jesus’ words at the end of the Gospel reading (Matt. 13) “Let Those Who Have Ears Listen!”  On Wednesday, I have a raging ear infection and cannot hear … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

Betsy, Betsy Quite Contrary, how does your garden grow? Sing song with me:  “Insert your name)  (Insert your name) Quite Contrary, how does your garden grow?” Ask me in June, and it flourishes with hope and imagination and it is … Continue reading

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Anagrams Bananagrams

I try not to rant, well, not too much. I try to give proper respect to the pulpits I serve, both in person and in print. This is all a pre-emptive apology for what I need to get out of … Continue reading

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Still I Rise

Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you;  I Peter 3:15 The liturgical feast of the Ascension  and the lyrical feast that was Maya Angelou almost … Continue reading

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