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.

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

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

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

The Side of the Road

I had an experience last week that deeply shook me. My dad asked me to come help him move farm equipment as he moved from one set of fields to … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Driving Behind a Trooper

I hopped on the interstate, fresh from an invigorating meeting, ready to put the pedal to the metal and get home.  I had an hour and forty minute drive ahead … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment


I have a couple of scars in my body. Right below my left knee the area is numb and without feeling and there is a small whitish mark.  That scar … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Going All In

…many of us are like this dimmer switch up here. We waver in how much light we let out into the world. Our lights are not off completely – but neither are they shining at 100%, 100% of the time.

February 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Feasting, not fasting…

Mark’s gospel is known for its haste. Jesus is here and then there and everything is so urgent and busy. We spent four weeks in Epiphany just in chapter one … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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