Weekly Sanctuary

Sorrow and Joy

By britton sharp / June 13, 2021

I am a parent. I have lost a parent. I have children. I have lost children.   Sorrow is not an unfamiliar emotion in my life.  Grief and trauma  have been woven into the story of my family  quite frequently during the last decade.  Yet, so has joy.   In Ecclesiastes 3, we read that…

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Language and Valleys

By britton sharp / June 6, 2021

No one wants to be fluent  in the language of grief.  No one wants to grow familiar  with the valley of death.    Yet, for some of us,  this is the land in which we dwell  and the words that we utter.    This has been a hard season.    For some of us,  what started…

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The Spiritual Discipline of Gardening Part 3

By britton sharp / May 30, 2021

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and…

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