Author: NCF Office

in this time

There are six more weeks of Ordinary Time before Lent begins, and still I find myself anticipating. As I was looking ahead, Gale Walden sent me her poem, Ash Wednesday. May we savor a little sunshine on this winter day, and may her words and memories touch you in this holy, strange, and far-from-ordinary time. -Renée Ash

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not alone

As we navigate the unexpected, together and apart, may we sustain and encourage each other. A poem for our time, by Jim Croegaert, to ponder. -Renée Lake Michigan, our nearbywilderness, sometimes turbulent, sometimesgentle, always alive, always clothed in colors carefully chosen and varied according to the day and the     season – most generous host and neighbor.

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The Word and the Flesh

Hearing from Oliver Ferguson is a Christmas treat. Enjoy!-Renée I am really into rap music. I got into it growing up in Jamaica in the 1980s-the 90s when there wasn’t much of it being played on the radio there. When I was in high school, there was one FM station that played hip-hop music on

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in the darkness

I deeply appreciate Lee Ann Kelly as she prayerfully and thoughtfully follows Jesus in word and deed to serve our community. May her reflections touch you as well.-Renée Walt and I like walking at night.  The neighborhood transforms from hustle/bustle to quiet, and a canopy of deep blue covers me. My body relaxes as I

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