Category Archives: Faith

holding noise

There is a constant ringing in my ears. It’s been my companion for as long as I can remember. Seriously. You know the chirping of cicadas? Or, the irritating scratchy squeal of feedback in a sound system? Combine the two … Continue reading

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the dirt on soil

We are body of soil. Soil, body of potential. Christ, completion of soil. Ground of being incarnate. Soil fully embodied. Soil fully divine. To nurture soil is to thank history, our elder. to nurture future, our child. to love neighbor, … Continue reading

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a citizen’s confession

Chewing the Cud was created to be an outlet to process things that are happening in life and faith in such a way it might connect with others and, in the process, bring encouragement to us both. Having said that, … Continue reading

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thursday theology

Just finished the second meeting of a new book/scripture study I’m lucky enough to be hosting in my home this fall. I had been praying about what I might do to offer something in ministry and connection when I came … Continue reading

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learning in lavender

A little over a month ago I found out that a lump in my breast, although it was thought to be benign, had grown significantly and needed to be removed. We were planning to move the next week so I … Continue reading

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in the midst of it all

It has been two years since I have served a church in a full time capacity as pastor. Two years since any official duties at Easter. A lot has changed for me in the last two years. A lot is … Continue reading

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perch of peace

It’s been way too long since I’ve written anything. And, I’m learning it’s true. Use it or loose it. But here goes…. As one year closes and another begins there is no denying there is much violence in the world … Continue reading

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a seeing matter

“I see!” said the blind man who picked up his hammer and saw. Remember that silly saying? For some reason it just popped in my mind. There is a story in the Bible about a blind man who came to … Continue reading

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it’s a stretch

About five months ago I started practicing yoga. And not the kind of practicing that makes perfect! I’m naturally an inflexible person (I’m talking about my physicality here!) (well, probably personality wise as well) and it has been amazing to … Continue reading

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the forming of sand

Sandcastles…I marvel whenever I see one. I’m inspired by their creators. It takes an open mind, and more significantly, an open heart to create a sandcastle. An appreciation of the world of possibility. It takes imagination to create a sandcastle. … Continue reading

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