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A Decathlon of Faith

by Paula Gooder 05-01-2005
When watching sports,

When watching sports, I’m always most impressed by the decathletes. Those who are able to compete skillfully in such a range of athletic events are awe-inspiring. Not only can they perform a variety of skills well, but they also are able to switch easily from one to another. The readings this month challenge us to be spiritual decathletes.

The Cost of Faith

by Paula Gooder 04-01-2005
It is often said that what you pay for something affects how much you value it.

It is often said that what you pay for something affects how much you value it. In other words, the more you pay, the more you cherish it. I suspect that the reverse is also true: the things you cherish the most are the things for which you are prepared to pay the most. So what has this to do with Easter?

Relentless Love

by Paula Gooder 03-01-2005
The resurrection makes hope a permanent and immovable feature of the new creature in which we now dwell.

Transforming Darkness into Light

by Paula Gooder 02-01-2005
The story of the Bible is one of increasing inclusion.

The Light of God's Glory

by Paula Gooder 01-01-2005
Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb?

Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb? The moth simply cannot help but be drawn to the bulb’s brilliance. The season of Epiphany celebrates a theme a little like this - only we are the moths and the bulb is God’s glory. Throughout Epiphany we encounter again and again the inexorable attraction of God. Whenever God’s glory is

Remembering Rizpah

by Paula Gooder 01-01-2004

The story of an obscure, powerless woman reminds us to do what we can.

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