Scripture: Job 2:9-109Then his wife said to him, “Do you still persist in your integrity? Curse God, and die.”10But he said to her, “You speak as any foolish woman would speak. Shall we receive the good at the hand of God, and not receive the bad?” In all this Job did not sin with his … Continue reading JOB’S WIFE

On A Metaphor of Amma Syncletica, a Desert Mother

The life of faith looks like a mother bird brooding her eggs and waiting expectantly for them to hatch.  For all we know, the mother bird has moments when it seems like nothing is happening.  There are moments when real boredom sets in and the temptation to leave the eggs and do something more interesting … Continue reading On A Metaphor of Amma Syncletica, a Desert Mother

Snow Storm

The world is cold, white and dark a soft blanket drapes over tree, bush, and building a small bird stops at the feeder fluffed out to keep the warmth in I may be blessed by a warm house but my brother sleeps in an alley cold, wet, hungry my sister huddles in a doorway wrapped … Continue reading Snow Storm

Called by God

1 Samuel 3:1-11, 15-20 (NRSV) Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room;3the lamp … Continue reading Called by God