Author Archives: Elizabeth Geitz

Inhumane Misuse of Holy Scripture, Yet Again

There are times when one cannot keep silent without losing all personal integrity. This is one of those times. Infants and young children seeking asylum in the US are being separated from their parents by US immigration agents at the … Continue reading

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See, I Am Doing a New Thing!

Something magical, liberating, and life-changing happened on Saturday. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, an African-American divorcee. The stiff upper lip stuffiness of the royals was forever wed with a young woman who dared to declare to the world, “This is … Continue reading

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There’s a Movement Afoot

Political authorities are anxious. There’s a movement afoot. Hierarchical norms are being threatened. And by whom? A young upstart, a radical who refuses to follow their long-held rules, who speaks of a new way, a better way that bypasses familiar … Continue reading

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Olympic Dream Born

There’s nothing like the Olympics. Nothing. The best athletes from around the world gather to represent their countries, to give it their all, to get to know one another, and of course, to compete. However, the competition this year feels … Continue reading

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Things That Have Never Been

“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke How daunting and thrilling it is to realize in a profound way, that the days ahead of us have never been. … Continue reading

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Following the Light

I recently attended an Advent gathering at an Episcopal Church in Florida. It was held outdoors, under the stars, on a pitch black night. While walking in, I saw what I thought was a homeless person standing next to a … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Prayers?

Charleston, SC church shooting. Nine dead. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Las Vegas massacre of fifty-eight innocent people at a country music concert. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sutherland Springs, Texas church … Continue reading

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The Good, Bad, Loud, and Violent

I could feel it the moment I walked into the stadium. Big money, high stakes, and testosterone. The choreography of the day rivaled that of the best Broadway musical. From start to finish each second of the NFL game was … Continue reading

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Two Countries

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Okay, so I borrowed that first line. But it was. And it is. Some things are universal. History repeats itself. Over and over. In the last six weeks … Continue reading

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Just One More Step

Standing high on a hill on the banks of the Ohio River, looking across at the state of Kentucky, history was coursing through my veins filling me with a sense of time past and time present. As both crowded my … Continue reading

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