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Finding Life, Beauty & Sustenance in the Weeds

The other day I was sitting outside near a little corner of creation that looked like a patch of weeds though I’m pretty sure it was really an overgrown garden. Whatever it was, it didn’t look like much—at first. There weren’t any colorful blossoms or well-defined edges. But then, as I sat there, I started to notice…

Delayed Resurrection

There are two Easter lilies in the front flowerbed at the parsonage that are just now blooming. I planted them a few years after someone gifted me two of their lilies from our Annual Easter Memorial Garden. Maybe I planted them at the wrong time because they’re more like Independence Day lilies than Easter lilies. Because of their…

Answering the Call

This week I had the opportunity to attend a conference up at Green Lake. Somehow, I still don’t know how, but somehow in the almost fifteen years I’ve spent in American Baptist circles, I’ve never been to Green Lake. But this week was the Radical. Redeemed. Ready Conference celebrating 40 years of American Baptist Women in…