Posts Posts by: "Kristin Fontaine"

“I carried the weight of what I thought other people thought about me for years. I don’t know at what moment I realized that I didn’t have to carry the weight of the (mostly imaginary) expectations of others any more. Once I did it was a revelation…(Read More)

Elevator Pitch

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“Given that it is flawed humans that carry the faith from the time to Jesus to the ever-moving-present, it is something of a miracle that the message of Jesus still has power to speak to new generations…(Read More)

Silence

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“Job’s friends were able to be still and silent with him and for him. His suffering was so great and inflicted on him in a way that no mere human could control that their presence was the only gift they could offer their friend…(Read More)

The People

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“The people, by their presence in the stories, also serve to remind the readers that the ‘named’ characters weren’t the only actors in the unfolding drama of the relationship between God and humanity…(Read More)

Gathered In

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“He was, with God’s encouragement, giving up his primary role and was seeing something he had been involved with for most of his adult life moving on without him…(Read More)

“For all that the narrative of Peter and Paul can be one of battling it out for the soul of the early church, from the passages appointed for their shared feast, it is clear that they agreed on at least three things: the message of Jesus was important enough to spend (and risk) their lives…(Read More)

“I think that God hopes I will make good decisions with my life, but in order for it to be my life, God can’t step in and ‘save me’ from myself or from just plain bad luck…(Read More)

It feels like it was easier for the psalmists to complain to God about all of the evils their ‘enemies’ were doing to them, than to bring up issues they were having with their friends…(Read More)

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