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Rev. Katie Haney

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In discovering who God is, we, too, discover who we are

A friend of mine named Gary would often introduce himself to someone he didn’t know by saying, “Hi, my name is Frank. How do you like me so far?” It was such a ludicrous introduction that I couldn’t help but laugh.

What is killing you with delight today?

Religious Reflections

Mary Oliver is one of our great contemporary poets, putting into verse what is extraordinary in the ordinary.

Growing in Christ’s love

I recently read an analysis of the gender of Santa, obviously written by a chauvinist woman. She doesn’t believe Santa is a male because even with reindeer, he’d inevitably get lost up there in the snow and clouds and then refuse to stop and ask for directions.

Delve into ways to train your brain

As I come again to the anniversary of my mother’s death, I’m reminded once again of the fragility of our minds, as well as our bodies.

The gospel…according to The Lego Movie

We’re just finishing the season for harvesting fruit and vegetables - a time of blessing for those who are reaping the rewards of their hard work earlier in the year.

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.”


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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