It's time to get back to things that matter

By Pastor Sue Bahleda

Island of Faith Lutheran Church

I like words with opposite meanings, like “trim.”

One meaning is about eliminating unnecessary bits, like trimming fat from a steak.

An opposite meaning is to decorate, like trimming a Christmas tree, which may include adding all kinds of unnecessary bits, depending on who you ask. (The toilet-paper-roll Santa that I made in kindergarten, in all its tattered and battered splendor, is NOT unnecessary.)

I’ve been thinking for some time about the words “used to.” It can mean something you did in the past but don’t do any longer. It can also me...


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