Double Rainbow Meaning

Pure Glory

    by Hazel Straub

A double rainbow lit the darkened cloudy sky. God said, “Trust me through the storm, I have you. Don’t lean on your own understanding but lean into me, as the showers refresh. Embrace my wind, it blows the mosquitos away. Know my rainbow is a double one of covenant. They witness to my faithfulness. Trust me. I bring you through the storm. I am here for you.”

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Christ lives in me.

God has chosen you to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. - Colossians 1:27-28 Christ lives in me. Until I can become … Continue reading Christ lives in me.

Common Eating – The Eucharist

Dining with Donald

Here is the list of the previous posts in this series. I’m simply numbering them for convenience sake. Post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4, post 5, and post 6.

I have eliminated one of the posts from this series. That was a post with some bibliographic references. Since the time I first devised the course, I have created a much larger food related bibliography called Eucharistic Eating. This is the book list that I will continue to add to on an ongoing basis.

This week we come to the class on the Eucharist. This class, although only five weeks into the course, is the high point of the Common Eating course.  This is the meal that Jesus commanded his followers to continue celebrating after his death, and promised that he would celebrate again with them in his Father’s kingdom.

The common…

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The Constant Clang



I skipped church on Sunday.

I was just winding down from a great day out at Love Lodi, and the months of planning before that. I was the kind of tired that seeps down into your bones, and makes the thought of even the smallest task feel monstrous.

At least that’s the lie I loved to believe. The seemingly noble “I’m just too tired from serving the Lord” line. The understandable excuse that I happily used as a guise to protect myself from the possibility painful topic of “family stuff” I knew was being preached.

Because just the word “family” conjures up deeply rooted pain in my heart. Something I’ve experienced the better part of my life. As someone that grew up in a family that was dysfunctional, with a depressed, emotionally distant father, and a mentally ill, emotionally abusive mother, I have long struggled with the self-hatred that so…

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