Blanchard What if… someone had cut down the cross before it.was.finished; that earth-shaking, soulchain-breaking echo lost… what if?   Who am I, then to bury my hands (hide them) in pockets deep before carrying the dank, rank soil of shame? Even such waste decomposed can grow a flower.   jfig   4/17 Brokenness and shame, words that are now […]

fringe in Gennesaret: a trilogy

The Fringe in Gennesaret   Recognition “After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.  When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed.  They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of […]

journey: is love really pink?

Joy – quiet, beautiful joy, this elbow room of grace –  falls into our month by waiting, and praying, and watching one another choose grace, and the assumption of positive intent. Woe – how easily we offend. But this morning, after he chooses grace, I choose to wait… while you, God of all questions, offer a picture: Wait…at 7:00 […]