Category Archives: Hope

An Infinite God, Infinite Possibilities

It is often said in many different ways that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 pretty much sums it up with, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your … Continue reading

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Psalm 35:1-3, Psalm 43

Psalm 35:1-3 (NKJV) “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, and stop … Continue reading

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Mathew 5:11 “Blessed are you when people revile and persecute you….”

Mathew 5:11 (NRSV) “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” Reflection: People who would persecute and discriminate against you and use the Bible as their … Continue reading

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Some Good News Around the U.S.

I came across this article about First Parish Church in Plymouth, Massachusetts and their observance of International Transgender Day of Visibility and thought it was worth sharing. First Parish of Plymouth Hosts Transgender Day of Visibility By Emily Clark eclark@wickedlocal.com … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15:58

1 Corinthians 15:58 : “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (NIV) … Continue reading

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Longing, Brokenness, Response, and Hope

We are longing for social justice and equal status among our fellow men and women. We are longing for respect as human beings. We are longing for equal place in society. We are longing for safe spaces without fear or … Continue reading

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Romans 13:8

Romans 13:8  “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Reflection: I am sure I have visited this passage before in this blog ministry but perhaps in light of the … Continue reading

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