January 7, 2018 Peg Weissbrod
Happy New Year! I hope you are getting back into the routine of the day to day. Listen to these words of William Stafford.
It could happen anytime; tornado, earthquake, Armageddon: It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.
It could you know.
That’s why we wake and look out – no guarantees in this life.
But some bonuses; like morning, like right now, like noon, like evening.
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November 12, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
These are hard texts to read and unpack. These are not “kumbaya” passages! You might feel bad for the poor maidens who got shut out of the party. You might be angry at the maidens who didn’t share. You may wonder about the fairness of God. You may focus on Joshua telling the people that God will punish them if they do not follow the rules– and wonder about the love of God. I am with you…. Read the rest of this entry »blame, change, choices, crisis, gun lobby, gun violence, hate, horror, Joshua 24, light, mass shootings, Matthew 25, NRA, parable of the bridesmaids, politicians, politics, religion and politics, responsibility, sacrifice, sanctuary, shine
January 8, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
I saw the new Star Wars movie “Rogue One” over the holidays. If you are into those kind of movies, I recommend it. It’s the mythic battle of good vs. evil Just when the powers of the “dark side” seem certain to win, a person arises whose power and light confounds the darkness. In this movie it is Jin a young woman. Read the rest of this entry »arise, darkness, epiphany, Good vs evil, Herod, Isaiah 60, light, magi, Mary Oliver, Matthew 2, power, risk, Rogue One, shine, tension, trust, wise men