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.

Defined by Generosity

Our scriptures this morning show us what it means to be generous. They describe to us people and communities who went the extra mile, who dug a little bit deeper, … Continue reading

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I Believe…

Nearly five years ago, I lead this “Enough” study with my very first congregation in Marengo. I remember vividly how I had planned out the whole series and had all … 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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Accidental author #NaBloPoMo

As one writing discipline ends, another begins. It has been good to return to regular blogging through the National Blog Post Month prompts. I have not been entirely consistent, but … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thankful #NaBloPoMo

Didn’t get too many pictures today, but full of thankfulness. For giggles and tickles… For a table full of pie… For the most amazing side dishes (including the brussel sprouts … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thank-You #NaBloPoMo

I am terrible about sitting down and writing thank-you notes. But when my husband and I were married, we knew that it was something we needed to make a priority. … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Shepherd King

Jesus, our King, is a shepherd at heart.

Even at the end, his concern is always for the flock. It is for the lost, and the least and the last. It is for those who have been forgotten.

The rules are only good in so far as they have led us to be shepherds alongside him in the world.

You see, Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and Shepherd of Shepherds and as his people, as his body the church, OUR task is also to care for the flock.

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

King and Shepherd #NaBloPoMo

It has been a rough couple of days. Charges were brought up against a colleague in Iowa who officiated a same-sex wedding.  I had far too many interpersonal conversations which … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Singing a song #NaBloPoMo

This fall, a month or so after choir started, I decided to start going with a friend of mine. I love to sing. I can’t say I’m good at it, … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

A few grey hairs #NaBloPoMo

Prompt: Do you enjoy growing older or do you fight against it? I am sure my answer will change as I age, but I love growing older. In my professional … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

What God Has Sown

In this past month, I have found new appreciation for the Apostle Paul. You see, on top of being an apostle and a scholar, a writer and mentor; in addition … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life’s Not Perfect #NaBloPoMo

It was a lovely day. We slept in. The Hawkeyes won. Friends came over and we binge watched some television (Newsroom is FANTASTIC, btw). I figured out how to do … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

One present down #NaBloPoMo

Today, my post follows up on craft night. I finished my crochet project and officially have the first gift of the season done. Pattern from Dabbles and Babbles

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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