Hospitality and Promise

Today I’m trying to tie a number of things together, in a few short minutes… covenant, or promise, hospitality, and Treaty Day. Yesterday, I heard a story about a woman who was concerned for her husband during the hurricane. They had lost power and he was dependent on a CPAP machine. She said she prayed…

Spiraling

Thoughts wantingto direct knowingThe way isclearSorrow, regretoverflows my cup. PotentialOptionsOpportunitiesPossibilitiesProspects.Closed. Decisionsmade and spiritlightens, yetthe impossiblestill beckons.Crying,“If only!” Openwhat waswhat iswhat might be. Amen.

Women’s Work!

Somewhere along the way, I absorbed the idea that ‘women’s work’ ie. work in the home, was less valuable than men’s work. It’s no surprise that I internalized this, I was a teenager in the 70s, the age of women’s liberation, readily available contraception and women were entering the workforce at unprecedented rate. I refused…

What Did the Canaanites Think?

Last week, we had several long passages of scripture, this week, we have 9 short verses, except they caused me more internal wrestling than all the verses did the week before. Last week we heard the story of Noah, his family, and the animals sailing in the ark, and then God making a promise to…