Category Archives: The Rev. Dr. Carol M. Flett

Pay it forward – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

I am so grateful for being right here in this powerful place, right now in this time of my life. I feel fully present to this moment in my life. It feels like a new beginning – similar to a … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.

Under the headline “Forget the Church, Follow Jesus,” Catholic writer, Andrew Sullivan wrote the recent cover story for Newsweek magazine.  In the article, Sullivan argues that American Christianity is in a crisis: it is too focused on politics and policy, … Continue reading

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Sir, we wish to see Jesus.

This is Tuesday in our Holy Week, and we are reminded of an event that took place after Jesus arrived in Jerusalem for Passover. “Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came … Continue reading

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Too much, too much, or just right?

I am not talking about the temperature range of the porridge that Goldilocks found in the home of the Three Bears. I am referring to the amount of religious talk we hear or read from politicians. This has been a … Continue reading

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The Hand of Retirement

For years I have taught children, and adults, about the Hand of Prayer – a format for prayer that uses our fingers to name the areas that we should keep in balance in our relationship with God. First, begin with … Continue reading

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Why do we keep the stuff we keep?

I have a habit that some of you may also have. Whenever I am frustrated, worried or concerned about something that I don’t know what or how to do, I find something to do that I do know how to … Continue reading

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To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield

When I was struggling with the question of when or how to retire, first, I made the decision for myself, prayerfully and privately, and lived with it for a while, without telling anyone. I have used this process whenever I … Continue reading

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