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By Kathy / March 27, 2016 / 3 Comments

Easter Morning. An empty tomb. Confusion. Hope. What was dead, alive. What was meant for evil, good. What was impossible, possible. Last night I was walking in the parking lot at the grocery store to pick up some Easter goodies and had this thought about Jesus flicker across my heart and I stopped to notice […]

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resurrecting.

By Kathy / April 1, 2013 / 10 Comments

some synonyms for “resurrecting”:  awakening, bouncing back, breathing new life into, brightening, coming to life, making whole, overcoming, reawakening, recovering, rekindling, renewing, renovating, restoring, resuscitating, snapping out of it, springing up, strengthening, waking up. yesterday was resurrection sunday. a day where we tell the easter story and Jesus risen from the tomb and remember that […]

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formation friday: the cross

By Kathy / March 30, 2013 / 14 Comments

“it is finished” – john 19:30 it’s good friday (well, it was, but since i’m just now posting this it’s holy saturday). and because it’s so important to not be too serious all the time, i really love david hayward’s cartoon. each year, the cross has had different meanings to me. i’ve rewritten the same […]

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scapegoats.

By Kathy / April 4, 2012 / 11 Comments

scapegoat:  [skeyp-goht] a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place. * * * * * this post has been swirling around in my head for over a year now and i finally got a chance to sit down over a month ago and write it.  then […]

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kings.

By Kathy / April 2, 2012 / 17 Comments

yesterday was palm sunday.  i love the easter story; in fact, this week is my very favorite week of the entire year.  like advent & the anticipation of Jesus’ birth, i love the upside-downness of it all.  Jesus, the promised king, the messiah, all grown up, enters into jerusalem to a roar of “hosannas!” and […]

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our drinking-vodka-out-of-frozen-turkeys

By Kathy / April 26, 2011 / 13 Comments

i hope everyone had a really great holy week.  it was a wild one around here & i loved it in all kinds of ways.  we did a beautiful & simple good friday gathering & then a fun & so-refuge easter celebration on saturday night.   easter is my favorite season; to me there is so […]

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the cross re-dux

By Kathy / April 22, 2011 / 14 Comments

*i wrote this post last easter.  really, i think i’d probably just write the same one again. it’s been a wild week here, friends hurting & hospitalized & all kinds of other nuttiness that keeps bringing me back to reality.  to the here and now.  to the preciousness of life.  for my desperate need for […]

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victim. survivor. thriver.

By Kathy / April 10, 2010 / 11 Comments

i know i say this all the time, but this past week goes down in recent history as one of the wackiest in a while.  living in real community is not, capital IS NOT a picnic.   it’s a beautiful gift, and i wouldn’t trade it for anything, but sometimes life in the low places is […]

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the cross

By Kathy / April 5, 2010 / 4 Comments

well here we are, the monday after easter sunday.  it’s my favorite season of the year & every time i re-read the story and engage with the unexpected events from palm sunday to resurrection day i am reminded yet again how Jesus turns things upside down and inside out.  i wrote this post last week, […]

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