Author Archives: Hedy Collver

From River to Resurrection

Early in the morning
as the sun began to rise
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An Open Letter

An open letter to my friends and colleagues:I love you.And I am sorry. For when words and actions have been used to push you away, knock you down, to tell you that you are less worthy, less valued, less loved…I … Continue reading

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As long as your heart is beating, as long as there is breath in your lungs, you are a child of God walking upon this earth. Reach up to place your fingers against your neck. Feel the pulse there, tapping … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

John 15:12-13 (New Living Translation) This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. I grew up hearing stories about … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies

Luke 6:32-36 (New Living Translation) “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, … Continue reading

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Exodus 1:8-14 (New Living Translation) Eventually, a new king came to power in Egypt who knew nothing about Joseph or what he had done. He said to his people, “Look, the people of Israel now outnumber us and are stronger … Continue reading

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A haiku for today, when I could not find a place to stash my office keys… Suits are requisite. And, yet, I am a woman. I have no pockets. #clergygirl #pocketsforall In the name of all that is holy… PLEASE … Continue reading

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The Rock

My name is Simōn Petros… the “Rock.” No, not your modern Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. (Although I am a fan.) No. I’m the original Rock. That’s me: disciple of Jesus, Simōn Petros. Simon Peter. But that wasn’t always my name. … Continue reading

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Salsa Recipe. (Really!)

Now… for something COMPLETELY different. [Sorry, but nothing remotely theological here.] It’s been a heck of a week, so my husband Chuck and I took the evening off to relax. Over the past year, we’ve been experimenting with improving our … Continue reading

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Fear, Forgetfulness, & Faith

As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at them … Continue reading

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