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Intentional Imperfection

I’ve written before about the importance of imperfection. Lately I’ve been thinking about it more and more.

Tonight I was watching a video on how to knit a fair-isle sweater by a woman who has been knitting longer than she could read, her mothers and grandmothers all knitted. It was how they earned money for the household, and how they could barter for goods, and how they kept their families warm.

By the time she made the video she was a grandmother […]

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Even Amidst the Storm

…we don’t choose trust as a formula to get what we want. Despite our faithfulness, terrible things will occasionally happen. Instead, we trust restorative Love because that is who we have become, and that is the way we relate to the world, even in the bleakest of circumstances.

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Speaking to the Soul: Storms of Fear

“When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he 
came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea.” Mark 6:47-56

The sea walker calms
wind and waves
of restless sleepless nights.
Bringing the sunrise
out of the cloudbanks on the horizon of fear.

 

 

Ann Fontaine is a retired priest living on the Oregon Coast. She blogs at What the Tide Brings In and shares a sometimes daily reflection on Facebook at Streams of Mercy.

 

Image: Boat in the storm by […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Persistent Confusion

The thing that struck me about the disciples, however, it that no matter how confused they get they still act. They continue to follow Jesus and he continues to upset their preconceived notions of what he should be doing

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