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Hymn/Plank Challenge

Have you heard of the hymn/plank challenge? One of our former PCUSA co-moderators is striving to hold her plank position …

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Dwelling in the Word Prayer Walks

We pray often at church. What if we took our prayers outside? Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote, “To pray is to …

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Sheltering in Place

I have just watched Gov. Walz’ press conference on Sheltering in Place. He used the phrase, “this is a human …

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When one is dying of hunger golden eggs are of no use.

Many of us have read any number of fairy tales to children, our grandchildren, and ourselves. One that I took …

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Evening Reflection and Prayer

Dear Friends, During our trip to Ireland in the Fall of 2018, we spent time most evenings recapping our day, …

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Lockdown

I came across a poem, Celtic in spirit, about coronavirus by Brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin Franciscan living in Ireland.  …

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Social Distancing

My friend sent an email yesterday saying she’d received coronavirus updates from her church, Bachman’s, Panera,​ Baker’s Square, Macy’s, Chase …

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Celtic Spiritual Pilgrimage to Ireland

September 12–21 HOH members are invited to a pilgrimage to see the beauty of Ireland and experience Celtic spirituality, music, dance, and …

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Recommended Spiritual Read

Chosen by Reverend Julia A. Carlson Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom  by John O’Donohue  Irish poet, scholar, philosopher …

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Transitional Pastor Update | April 2018

House of Hope welcomes the Reverend Dr. Andrew McDonald as Transitional Pastor/Head of Staff beginning April 1. The appointment of …

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February 2018 Recommended Spiritual Read by Rev. Julia Carlson

Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation by John Philip Newell Jossey-Bass, 2008 John Philip Newell served as the …

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Week of February 5

On my way from the office to the Parlour this week, I happened to meet a man with a tuba …

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2018 Lenten In-Depth Study

Gordon Stewart will lead House of Hope’s Lenten study from his new book, Be Still!: Departure from Collective Madness. This …

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