Category Archives: Faith

November 30–Faith: Unseen Things

It strikes me that faith is called upon for unseen things more often than we sometimes think. The doctor says to take this pill. Someone says to you that what you thought you understood about them was not true, and … Continue reading

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November 28–Faith: Face to Face

I’ve seen some ugly “conversations” on social media.  I notice that we tend to be quicker to say things on social media than we do face to face. Is this about personal cowardice?  Do I not have the “fortitude” to … Continue reading

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November 27–Faith: Learning from each Other

As a trusting relationship, faith is constantly asking me to stretch beyond my own comfort.  My comfort, if I am being honest, is ensconced by being white, by being a man, and by being straight.  Two of those three things … Continue reading

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November 23–Faith: Gratitude

Faith means trust.  Faith is better a verb than a noun.  Faith is acting in relationship to others placing our hearts into the action, acting on and living out of the places where our hearts are. Recently I was told, … Continue reading

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November 22–Faith: Distributed Trust

I have written here that faith is trust.  I have also written that faith may be more useful to us as a verb than as a noun:  to place one’s heart upon something, to engage in life in the present … Continue reading

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November 21–Faith: Now

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha I find in many Buddhist teachings something that strikes me as “how to practice faith.” Faith is often understood … Continue reading

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November 20–Faith: Trusting the Darkness

The days are growing darker as we enter into winter.  I feel the darkness speaking to us. In darkness, edges and definitions disappear.  When I get up in the dark morning, the edges that define shoes on the floor, the … Continue reading

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November 16–Faith: Religious coinage?

I am wondering if I didn’t grow up in a world that essentially turned things like faith, hope, grace and truth into items of transaction–almost a religious capitalism. Each of these words, in my experience, becomes a sort of quid … Continue reading

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November 15–Faith: Your Place In the Scheme of Things–Part 2

Faith is whatever helps you know and understand your place in the larger scheme of things. There are a variety of things that can help us do this.  I have to admit that that variety of possibilities gives me some … Continue reading

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November 14–Faith–Your Place in the Scheme of Things

This past Sunday, Rev. Jan referenced “Everly’s Self-Care Pyramid.” Most of us are familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and this has that immediate feel.  At the bottom of Everly’s self-care pyramid, though, is the foundation of faith.  I was … Continue reading

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