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A lesson in acceptance at Micky D’s

By ANN TURNER — Does it seem at times as if we have fallen through the rabbit hole in “Alice in Wonderland”? The things which we took for granted:       –health care      –protections for workers      –clean air      –an end to coal      –respect for women’s bodies      –protections for the LGBTQ community…

Kindle The Fires — Part II

My dear siblings, brothers, and sisters, On February 26th – – the final Sunday before Lent – – I preached about our need to kindle the fires that are within our bones. Each one of us possesses God-given gifts that we are called to share, and so many of us are passionate about a wide variety of social justice causes. Like the…

Making Face Time with God

Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. – Exodus 33:11 Embedded in the loveliness of this image—God and Moses hanging out in the tent of meeting, chilling and catching up like a couple of old pals—are two of the saddest words in the English language: “used to.”  They hint at loss, decline, a…

Finding Joy in Times of Fear and Uncertainty

By Annie Turner — If you are at all like me, you are probably eating far too much, (“I NEED four cookies!”), maybe slipping in another glass of wine each night over your limit, doing retail therapy, and lying on the couch watching reruns of “Scrubs” or SNL. Sigh. Also spending far too much time on social media, Facebook, Twitter, and obsessively…

We have to be ready to show up and march again

By Lindsey Peterson  — People, women especially, gathered Jan. 21 to march. We held signs that said women’s rights are human rights, and no human is illegal, and build friendships not walls. We moved our bodies along the trails for the march, the path, chanting, “The people united will never be defeated.” We leaned on our friends’ shoulders when we were tired…