Archive for October 2016

Threading the Needle of Faithfulness

Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon Luke 19:1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So…

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Faith 101: A lesson from a tax collector

Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon Luke 18:9-14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt:  “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I…

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At the End of Our Rope

My latest blog post for Presbyterians Today is up. in it, I talk about a church with whom I am working who ran out of money to take care of their large building, moved out, and rented out the space to a new non-denominational ministry that is blooming in one of the most violent neighborhoods in…

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Not Funny.

I thought I was doing really well. A few months ago, I made it through Trump’s careless mocking of a disabled reporter, although as the mother of a child with autism, I know full well the damage a bully can do. After the Democratic convention, I made it through Trump’s cruel attack on a family…

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