Category Archives: Nancy’s Reflections

A Parade followed by Execution

The reading of the Passion Gospel always brings forth a question – Why did Jesus have to die in this way? The first thing I would say in response to this question is that Jesus did not HAVE to die … Continue reading

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Prodigal Love

N:     What does it mean to love? Sure, we can love chocolate, or a good steak, or a bubble bath, or sitting in a favorite chair watching a favorite sports team. But I’ve been wondering about the kind of … Continue reading

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Our Storied Purpose

Three chapters prior to today’s rather strange reading from Genesis, Abram responded to God’s call to pack his bags and take off on a life-changing journey. God had promised Abram a new land in which he would be the father … Continue reading

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Faith Stories

Let us take a careful look at the story from Deuteronomy 26:1-11, which is the teaching of Moses as the people of Israel are getting ready to enter the Promised Land. Time is used in a really interesting way in … Continue reading

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What voice do you hear?

In the Gospel of John Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice.” Have you ever thought about what Jesus’ voice sounds like? I asked Don, and he said he imagined a Walter Cronkite like voice. In your imagination, what kind … Continue reading

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In Tune

We had the good fortune to be given two tickets to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. So we joyfully went off to Eastman Theater and found ourselves in the newly renovated space. We realized it has been far too long since … Continue reading

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Tooling around

Carol is a rather commanding woman of prodigious talent in an arena where I am well below novice level on my best day.   If I look hard enough, I know where to add gasoline, oil and windshield washer fluid.  She … Continue reading

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Well done

When carefully thought through, a planned surprise forms the foundation for a lasting memory – a gift which lasts a life-time as it is told and retold.  Let me introduce the main characters of one such surprise: my father (now … Continue reading

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Moving mountains

Mr. Harris transformed the look of my block this week.  It took him three days, a large garbage tote on wheels, an extension cord and a leaf blower along with his solid work ethic.  From lawns that were stuffed to … Continue reading

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Saving one another

My husband is an NPR junkie, which means that All Things Considered almost always accompanies our dinner preparations.  As we were bringing our meal to the table, a commentary on Major Nidal Hasan (the military psychiatrist alleged to have shot … Continue reading

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