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Rev. Katie Haney

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Start each day with confidence and joy

Like a Ponzi scheme gone charitable, the Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over the waning days of summer. At the rate we’re going, 90 percent of the country will have been doused by the time the frost is on the pumpkin.

Risk getting contaminated

When I lift weights at the club, I always hope I don’t get an itch on my face or lint in my eye. I sure don’t want to touch my face and risk an infection from whatever cooties are residing on the weights that hundreds of people have handled and sweated on.

A friend is dearer than the light of heaven

At the first of May, I spent 10 days in Indianapolis with 18 of my closest friends, eating, praying and empathizing with them. It was good for my soul.

Step out in faith to take on that next challenge

A couple weeks before Christmas, one of my colleagues in a clergy renewal program I’m part of figured out that the calendar and the full moon had conspired to put us in Indianapolis for our last gathering during the Indy 500 Mini-Marathon.

Living into the promise of a new heaven, new earth

Once again, the calendar has turned to a new year.

Our journey ends at the manger

Religious Reflections

Our advent devotional booklet this year begins with the author telling about getting ready for a childhood summer vacation.

Journey of faith

Religious Reflections

It’s been two weeks since I spent a night in the hospital because of two blood clots in my right lung. Apparently, it happens to lots of people but I was told by the doctor that “people die from pulmonary embolisms.”

Vulnerability

Our church is reading the Bible in a year and we’ve recently been immersed in the Book of Job. We observed that Job took a great risk in challenging God to answer his complaint. Job wasn’t content with the traditional rationale of his friends who said his suffering was a result of sinfulness on his part. Job was innocent and he was willing to take his case to the supreme judge for vindication.

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