By Trudy Wischemann The ink was barely dry on my last column, “Guns in Church,” before a new killing stole the headlines and the public’s eye. My prediction that people would not remember the [...]

Guns in Church

By Trudy Wischemann Two rescued, five lost at sea in a fishing boat accident off Alaska; the Coast Guard had given up after searching 1,400 square miles of ocean, heroic efforts. This news item [...]

No Room

By Trudy Wischemann In church Sunday, the fourth one in Advent, we gathered to hear Joseph’s part of the nativity story from the Book of Matthew.  Finding out about Mary’s premature pregnancy [...]

The Overturning

By Trudy Wischemann I was blessed this past Sunday by being given the opportunity to preach at Lindsay’s Methodist Church. One of the lectionary scriptures was Mary’s Song from Luke’s gospel, so [...]

Dark Lands

By Trudy Wischemann I got to see the movie “Dark Waters” last week. It’s been billed as a thriller on NPR, which normally would have kept me from going. Normal life has enough excitement for me; [...]

On Discipline

By Trudy Wischemann I’ve just learned a very important truth: It takes discipline to be a disciple. And I learned it from watching Tom Hanks become Mr. Rogers in the new movie, A Beautiful Day in [...]

Even Though

By Trudy Wischemann I have a strange list of gratitudes to bring to the Thanksgiving table this year, and I offer them even though I hope your list is more straightforward, less encumbered with [...]

Good Intentions

By Trudy Wischemann They say the road to hell is paved with them – good intentions. I’d forgotten the importance of that until the last few days, back home from Wine Country once again. I’ve been [...]

What’s Home?

By Trudy Wischemann “I just want to go home,” my brother Steve has told me many times over the past few weeks. It began when we were out running errands between doctor appointments, and I’d offer [...]

Notes From Home: Burning Desire

By Trudy Wischemann Our skies are thick with dust right now, but the air in Wine Country is jammed with ash, unbreathable. That normally beautiful piece of California is currently a scene of [...]

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