Welcome to Pastor Cathy's blog on life and faith!

Do No Harm

We live in a world of conflict and division, and there is no question that we humans harm one another. Sometimes that harm is intentional and malicious, while other times it is caused by ignorance or indifference, and then there are times—and I truly believe this—that...

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Celebrating Milestones

Graduations are notorious for inspiring wisdom, insights, gratitude, and often a bit of humor. Some may forget what billionaire Robert F. Smith said last weekend to the graduating class at Morehouse College, but many of us will long remember his extravagant...

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Walking By Faith Through the Hymns

I love hymns – those staples of church life that have stood the test of time. Like music of every genre, many of them were inspired by experiences of pain, suffering, joy, and hope. They speak of being lost, then found; being empty, then full; being alone but also...

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Butterflies

The children in our day school spent the past few weeks observing the life cycle of butterflies. Needless to say, their sense of awe and wonder was priceless as the creatures moved from one stage to the next. It’s hard to imagine how something so squiggly (and homely)...

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Life Beyond

Last Sunday, I attended the funeral of a cousin who passed away four days earlier from renal failure. He was 50 years old, leaving behind his parents, wife, and several children. I think one of the hardest things of all must be to stand at the grave site of your...

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The Journey Has Begun

It’s difficult to believe that the Lenten season has already begun. These days and weeks leading up to the death, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus are reminders that we are God's beloved, for God has withheld absolutely nothing - not even God’s own Son - for our...

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