salvaged faith

tr.v. sal·vaged 1) To save from loss or destruction. 2) To save (discarded or damaged material) for further use. Welcome to the blog of Rev. Katie Z. Dawson, United Methodist elder and Field Coordinator for Imagine No Malaria.

Over and Over and Over Again

Earlier this week, I was tired and worn out, and I kept being lazy and forgetting all kinds of things. I didn’t put the dishes in the dishwasher and left … Continue reading

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Holy Ground

In our scripture video just now, the creators left off one snippet of a verse. Right at the very end, the Book of Romans reads: Revenge belongs to me; I … Continue reading

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Blessings and Boundaries

Oh, how lovely it feels, when we all live in unity, writes the Psalmist (Psalm 133). Grant that we all, made one in faith, may find the wholeness that reaches … Continue reading

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Recklessly Lavish, Wastefully Abundant

This past Sunday, I stepped into the pulpit at Immanuel UMC for my first morning as their new pastor. I had actually been in the pulpit before. Working with Imagine … Continue reading

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Justice, Kindness, and Mercy

As we began worship today, we sat for a bit with images that reminded us of the story of the prodigal son, or daughter in this case. The question that … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Confrontations

[Wild west whistle] We know how the story goes. High noon. Hot dusty street. People hiding on porches and behind closed windows. Good Guy meets Bad Guy for a showdown. … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breathe

Shortly after we moved into our new home, there were a number of big, scary storms. It was cool for June, so we had opened the windows to let the … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Give Them Something To Eat

On Friday nights, I get a little homesick. For the past seven or so years, every week we gathered at my sister-in-law’s house for dinner with her husband and children.  … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Seed, A Baby, An Insignificant Life

The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed that a farmer plants in the middle of their field. Two weeks ago, this farmer in Jesus’s story threw seeds everywhere. … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

In the Weeds

My husband and I moved to Cedar Rapids in October of 2012.  At that dreary time of year, everything that had been growing in the flower beds had died away … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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