Anne Marie Witchger

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October 20, 2019

Any of us might have had an experience like the persistent widow in the Gospel reading from Luke. If you have ever had to deal with an insurance company or a government agency, like the DMV, or in some cases even a child’s school or a...

July 28, 2019

In the face of devastating events and in our polarized political climate, “prayer” has become code for: “I don’t know what else to say.” Or, “I want to say something neutral and inoffensive,” or, “I don’t want to take action.” So often...

August 19, 2018

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 “Ask what I should give you.” The Lord comes to Solomon in genie-like fashion soon after he has taken over David’s throne. I remember preparing myself for versions of this scenario as a kid: what if God (or...

March 25, 2018

Isaiah 50:4-9a As we begin Holy Week, this passage in Isaiah reminds us of God’s help in times of distress. This passage was likely written during the time of Babylonian exile in the 6th Century BC—a time of great suffering and...

February 11, 2018

2 Kings 2:1-12 “I will not leave you.” Elisha repeats these words to his teacher three times before the Lord takes Elijah away in a whirlwind ascension to heaven. The scene is dramatic and majestic; Elijah parts a sea like Moses...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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