Pentecost Sunday 2020
Author Archives: Nancy Springer
This will take time
I did this post in early October of this year, over several days of seeking relief from a great loss. It’s not how I usually write but my circumstance is not the “usual” for me. I hope and pray it helps you in healing from whatever it is that pains you. God’s peace, my friends.
Again, y’all. Again.
Originally posted September 1, 2019, the day after the shootings in Odessa, Texas. Again, y’all. Again. And I don’t want to preach or write or do anything today. I want to be sad. And angry. I want to hug all of you and remind you how infinitely valuable each of us are in God’sContinue reading “Again, y’all. Again.”
Addicted to anger
Originally posted August 27, 2019 I’ve seen several posts and articles recently where preachers are scolding preachers for not yelling and pointing fingers at the atrocities in our culture. I even saw one that basically said if your preacher isn’t screaming and fist-pounding about what is going on in our world you should find yourselfContinue reading “Addicted to anger”
Empathy in action
Originally posted August 20, 2019 Let’s talk about compassion. In the gospel stories we are told that when Jesus saw groups of people he was moved with compassion. Compassion isn’t the same as sympathy, which allows us to put ourselves (consciously or unconsciously) above the person we are considering when we see them as lackingContinue reading “Empathy in action”
Hurting, healing, and loving
Originally posted August 13, 2020 Hurt people hurt people. Healed people heal people. I’m not sure where I first came across that saying but I do know it is true. Think about the last time you were hurt by another person. What did you “do” with your hurt? Do you react and hurt them backContinue reading “Hurting, healing, and loving”
Originally posted on August 4, 2019 Life in America feels dark to me. Voices and fists raised in hate and anger are the norm. Violence is a daily occurrence. Instinctually, I want to hide and just pretend it isn’t this way and wait to come out when it’s all “better”. When I do look atContinue reading “Together”
How this came to be…
Although it has taken over a year to bloom, the seed of this blog sprouted early on a Sunday morning, sitting in the dark in a hotel room in Dallas. I couldn’t sleep and needed to transform all the thoughts in my head into words on a page. As I opened the cover of myContinue reading “How this came to be…”