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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Reverend Laurie's Blog

August 26, 2017

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them.

- Psalm 8:3-4

At 2:39pm on Tuesday I was laying in the grass in my mom’s massive...

August 21, 2017

"It is indeed my opinion now that evil is never “radical,” that it is only extreme, and that it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads like a fungus on the surface. It is “thought-de...

August 18, 2017

When my family lived in northwest New Jersey there was a member of our church who had been a Girl Scout leader for decades and especially delighted in taking her troop camping deep in the woods.  Barbara knew the calls of all birds, what plants were edible, how to make...

August 9, 2017

Pastor Debbie* was around eighty years old, five feet tall and had a church in a house that leaned slightly to the right somewhere near Lincoln Park.  She was the pastor of a family whose children were part of my youth group, which is how I came to meet and get the wro...

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