Posts Posts by: "Laurie Gudim"

St. John of the Cross knew that the dark night of the Soul is a period that marks the beginning of transformation.  The bleakest times hold that promise, even when we can get nowhere near it intellectually or emotionally…(Read More)

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Telling our Stories

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We don’t have to thump a Bible or get up on a soap box to do the work of evangelism in the world.  All we have to do is share what we know of our experience of God from the heart…(Read More)

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Giving Thanks

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We belong to Christ, and though the world is violent and dark, Christ has conquered the world.  What, then, do we have to fear?  What greater joy is there than this…(Read More)

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A Sign

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He reminds them that they know how to interpret the signs of the sky – whether it will be a rainy day or a fair one.  Why can’t they interpret the signs of the times…(Read More)

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Permission

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As Christians we are often tempted to minimize our own and one another’s violence.  Everything from derogatory comments made about women to outright physical abuse are made light of and excused because we want to think the best of one another, confusing denial with love…(Read More)

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Jesus the Messiah

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Mostly I think about fighting, about triumphing over evil, about the conquering army that will finally usher in Righteousness.  I want to be in that army, waving my cudgel with the best of them…(Read More)

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Daring to Pray

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I dare an open moment, an expectant silence. I dare to believe that I matter, that God has many things that God would say to me. I dare to believe that God yearns to say them…(Read More)

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