Tag Archives: worry

#islike: Jesus shows us how to hear and be heard

Several years ago a distant relative who had looked to me during her pregnancy for tips, for baby showers, for the way of mothering, for the how-to transition from career person to full time mother, called me in a rage … Continue reading

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Bearing with one another in love

I spent yesterday afternoon with a friend who had been referred that morning by his physician to Hospice.  Treatment is no longer an option for his condition.  It was now time to make him comfortable – treat the symptoms of … Continue reading

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Better things ahead

Joshua 1:9 I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Moses has died.  Joshua is tapped to take the people forward into the promised … Continue reading

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Leaning in when all you want to do is run away

I didn’t get past the first psalm reading this morning, it echoed so closely to the lament heard from a colleague just yesterday. A colleague who for all intents and purposes seemed to have all her ducks in a row. … Continue reading

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May there be peace in our days

The readings from Sirach end this week in this year’s cycle.  Interesting.  First, recall that Sirach (also titled, Ecclesiasticus) is not included in Protestant bibles.  No, it was excluded, along with other Old Testament books, by Luther and the Reformers … Continue reading

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Worrier? Not so much…but

Matthew 6:34 ¶ “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. A worrier I am not and never have been. And because I don’t tend toward worry or … Continue reading

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