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Cemetery Walk

This late in July, the grounds at Saint Benedict’s are exceptionally…
July 30, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Pandemic

I don't need a church building. I need people who once filled…
July 23, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

I Wonder…

What would it be like to really love the world?

An indigenous…
July 21, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

If It’s Not About Love

If it is not about love, it’s not about God.

Lately I’ve…
July 9, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Faith is Alive

I attended a youth rally earlier this year with some friends.…
July 7, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Summer Wasn’t Canceled

“Summer is canceled,” the headline said. The article mentioned…
July 2, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

In Memory of George Floyd

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE FLOYD (1973–2020)

The black, the brown
the…
June 30, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Hollyhocks

“Yes, there you are!”

From the time I was 14 until I left…
June 25, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Day Lilies and Peonies

When I spotted day lilies blooming today, I knew I was going…
June 23, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

The Poetry of Silence

In the mid 1800s, Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard wrote,…
June 18, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Something Triggered Deep Within

Tonight, as I set into place the 440th piece (give or take) of…
June 16, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

We Must Not Stand By

In my mid-80s and in our 99th day of sequestration from COVID-19,…
June 11, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Accumulated Treasures

Only days before we went into lockdown, I was asked to move from…
June 9, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

At a Later Date

On each of the first two Sundays in May, there were over 250…
June 4, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

The Power of Prayer

Do you believe in the power of prayer? Last November, I learned…
June 2, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Party on Pentecost

As a student pastor, I had different assignments each week. On…
May 28, 2020/by Amanda Hackett