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Hope in the New Year

hope20logo2I BELIEVE in the sun, even if it does not shine.
I believe in love, even if I do not feel it.
I believe in God, even if I do not see him.
An inscription on a wall of the Warsaw Ghetto by an unknown Jew, circa 1942 to hope against a hope is still a form of hoping.

THERE ARE none in the humanly “down” position so low that they cannot be lifted up by entering God’s order, and none in the humanly “up” position so high that they can disregard God’s point of view on their lives. … The barren, the widow, the orphan, the eunuch, the alien, all models of human hopelessness, are fruitful and secure in God’s care.
Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy

WHAT THE EXODUS first taught: first, that wherever you live, it is probably Egypt. Second, that there is a better place, a world more attractive, a promised land. And third, that “the way to the land is through the wilderness.” There is no way to get from here to there except by joining together and marching.
Michael Walzer, Exodus and Revolution

Let nothing disturb you, Nothing dismay you; All things are passing: God never changes. Patient endurance Attains all that it strives for; Those who have God Find they lack nothing. God alone suffices.
St. Teresa of Avila, from The Pilgrim Prayerbook: New Edition

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Ok...so you've located the place where I put down my random thoughts. The key word here is random: music, sports, art, food, books, news, spiritual musings, weird stories, etc. I'm especially interested in how everyday experiences of life intersect with the ancient stories of Scripture. Thanks for reading.
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