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Thoughts and Happenings

Gardening

Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

…The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth. —Dorothy Frances Gurney Sometime about three years ago, I spent several afternoons digging plants out of the garden in the old St. Thomas close...

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Adventures with Wally

Posted by The Rev. Kathryn Ballinger on

I recently realized I’ve not written much about the misdeeds of Wally, our Airedale. In the past year he has failed to furnish much new material. I also realize my theological discourses do not raise as many comments as my writings about cars, rats, and gardening. Wally will be seven in...

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Suscipe

Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, understanding, my entire will. Give me only your love and your grace, that’s enough for me. Your love and your grace are enough for me. Take Lord, receive all I have and possess. You have given all to me, now I return it. Give me only your...

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Christ in All

Posted by The Rev. Kathryn Ballinger on

From a very early age I knew that I wanted to live as altruistic a life as was possible. It is one of the reasons I became a nurse, and later a counselor and spiritual director. It has been a holistic experience of life and health: physical, emotional and spiritual. I have always been fascinated...

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Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

Holy God… I come to your altar battered and bruised by my sin, seeking your forgiveness for what I have done and for what I have left undone. Give me humility and a renewed commitment to you so that I might offer my life wholly so you can make me holy. Forgive my sin which feels so very...

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