Posts Posts by: "Maria Evans"

Miracle Food


“Yet it is in the mundane and the banal that we often find the strongest evidence that God is working with us every day to be a part of the restoration of the world…(Read More)

Running on Empty


It’s an awful place, the bottom…the place where we’ve run out of tears, the place where we feel useless and entirely emptied out. Yet…it’s the place where we have the highest likelihood of encountering God…(Read More)

Charles Todd Quintard


How do we learn to sit, with God’s help, among unpleasant truths of the past, alongside people in history who we can no longer simply laud their good works without commentary of larger, more corporate sins in which they participated…(Read More)

Old and Odd


If we want to be blunt about it, Simeon and Anna are essentially two old geezers who hang around the temple all the time.  Simeon has visions now and then, and Anna is always prophesying. We can only imagine what the nice polite temple-goers think about all that. My bet is, because they’re…(Read More)

He stinketh


This is about how all of us belongs to God–every muscle, sinew, and organ, as well as every thought and hope that flies out of our neurons–and God’s promise of a new, dazzling body that makes our mortal bodies of flesh pale in comparison, that we can scarcely comprehend…(Read More)

I had no idea at the time, of course, that this wonderful amalgamation of local culture into liturgy was very typical and in keeping with our theology that we make God accessible to the people by making the liturgy accessible to the people, and with its own local flavor, even in the middle of a…(Read More)

Yes, it means the banquet is going to be louder and more raucous, but unlike the fake peace that is simply the absence of conflict, the potential to share and experience the love of Christ and the true peace of Christ is absolutely alluring…(Read More)

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