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The Gift of True Freedom

Today's Readings The second reading this week from Galatians centers around the concept of freedom, an idea at the core of American...

Giving Up Manna

Today's Readings I wonder what manna tastes like. Did it start off as deeply satisfying, as if nothing could ever taste as good? How...

Desert Days

Today's Readings I can still picture them in the front row of the second-floor theater - the simple blackbox space of the local community...

Love, Belonging, and Christian Community

When I was in middle school, Valentine’s Day was a non-threatening, classroom-party day. Every student gave a Valentine card to everyone...

Soaking Up Love

Today's Readings This week has the most popular scripture passage for weddings! “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous, it is...

Darkness/Light

For years, one of my favorite Advent rituals was to curate and post some version of the following on Instagram: There was something...

Remember Your Roots

A blog for women seems an unlikely place to find a reflection for St. Andrew. One of the fishermen called by Jesus to be fishers of men...

An Advent of Justice & Love

Today’s Readings One of my favorite parts of Advent is the time we spend hearing from the prophets, especially Jeremiah and Isaiah....

Maybe I'm not that bad

Today's Readings The “Golden Rule” is supposed to be simple. 1) Love God, with all of you, 2) love others, as much as you love yourself....

Wisdom and Faith

Today's Readings Today’s first reading begins with a wish familiar to many of us: pray to receive cautious guidance, plead and receive...

Living the Wedding Vows

Today’s readings feel heavy. During this time of international strife and chaos, Jesus presents us with two hard teachings. Many people,...

To Be Seen

Today’s Readings One day a week, I get to see each of my students in person. One day in person (masked and distanced) and one day online....