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Up to its knees in the past

Reflecting again on the nature of hope brings me back to a quote from Frederick Buechner I posted last year.

Click through to see where I think hope ends.

Then at last we see what hope is and where it comes from, hope as the driving power and outermost edge of faith. Hope stands up to its knees in the past and keeps its eyes on the future…shall is the verb of hope.

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “A Room Called Remember”

Up to its knees in the past – becoming flame

Grace and peace to you…



New style

I freshened the style of becoming flame the other day. I hope you like it. More importantly, I’d like to hear if there’s anything amiss or that I could do to make it better for you.

If any of you are WordPress geeks…happy to hear your advice!

Grace and peace to all…



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Samuel has been deported

I just learned that Samuel has been deported. A sad day for my community.