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.

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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Rules for a Global Church

For the past five weeks, we have used the visual reminder of small rocks like this one to help us live into our scriptures. We have seen them lined up … 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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Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Fan Fiction

Who was Mary Magdalene? A prostitute? A wealthy businesswoman? Did she wash Jesus’ feet? Was she married? to Jesus? Was she dumped at the altar by John the Baptist? The … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Count the Cost

I have four different apps on my phone that are designed to help me get healthy and fit and lose weight.   One of them is a weekly meal plan … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exercise and Practice

This thought was waiting for me in my email inbox this morning, as I finished day one of working out again: Here is a traveler. He has launched out on … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment


[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

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

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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