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A New Song for a New Day

by Amanda Esping

Psalm 98 1O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.             The Lord’s right hand and holy arm have been victorious. 2The Lord has made known this victory;             The Lord has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 3The Lord has remembered his steadfast love and […]

Courage for Mercy

by Amanda Esping

  This Sunday our appointed gospel reading is the story of the Good Samaritan (see Luke 10:25-37).  It’s one of those stories pretty much everybody knows.  From Good Samaritan societies to the Good Sam camping club, it is a typical cultural reference point for somebody who does a nice thing which probably won’t be repaid. […]

The Tyranny of the Urgent

by Amanda Esping

  It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. Too long. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, but every time I sat down to work on it, something else happened. By the time finished whatever else was happening, I had either forgotten or there was no time. This probably sounds familiar to […]