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.

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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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

How Does Your Garden Grow?

One of my biggest disappointments about moving in the middle of the summer is that I didn’t have a chance to put in a garden. Transporting peas and tomatoes and … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment


I think in some ways, I’m still in shock. Or exhausted. or both. At 2:45 on Monday afternoon, we announced that we had raised $2,009,907 for Imagine No Malaria as … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Finding Faith at the Lunch Table

If I think back to the first moment when faith sunk in deep into my life, it would be sitting around a lunch table at Simpson College.  I wasn’t actually … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

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