Tag Archives: joy

Be A Beacon of Hope

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  I am holding you all in my prayers. As clergy and faith leaders in our communities, you are called to an incredible responsibility. There are days and weeks when that responsibility also carries with it great … Continue reading

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JOY infuses spirits

Last Sunday – Pentecost Sunday – I celebrated in a way that I never would have dreamed possible a generation ago.   I attended my niece’s ordination. But instead of being ordained as a Christian minister (as you might expect), after … Continue reading

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Shared identity…

There are always moments in the life of any community that stand out. Some of them shimmer with joy and celebration. Others hang heavy with sorrow or despair. Still others gather us and give us a shared identity as something … Continue reading

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Advent blessings for the journey

While I was in seminary, my mother was gravely ill and ended her own life. Her death was devastating for me and bewildering for my faith. Her long time struggle with depression and anxiety coupled with a new terminal diagnosis … Continue reading

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Seeking the Light

“Let Her Go,” by Passenger is a popular song these days that I find myself singing along with in the car when it comes on. The opening lyrics are: Well you only need the light when it’s burning low Only … Continue reading

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Our Common Life…

In Advent, the Iowa Conference UCC staff brings you their unique take on each week’s theme. Join the conversation on our blog, on our Twitter feed (@IAConferenceUCC),  our Facebook page and find buy prozac malaysia Advent resources on Nicole’s Pinterest board. … Continue reading

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