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Reflection on Psalm 52: We are NOT what others understand of us; How Scripture is oft God’s mirror as oft as it light

I didn’t get far into to today’s lectionary readings before again being paused in the Psalter.  I prayed before reading for a more open heart – a broader lens, if you will,  and less focus on my immediate situation.  Then … Continue reading

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Pursuing Happiness?

For the eternal, life giving breath of the Psalter to speak into our lives revealing God and God’s will, when I bump into one of these Ascent Psalms, I am reminded of how particular, contextual and located the Psalter can … Continue reading

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1 Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever.

This is a reflection I posted last year at Thanksgiving.  I returned to this post this morning because I was awakened with a familiar first thought that led to a question.  Am I where I am supposed to be on … Continue reading

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Paul’s letters and the Gospel, the Holy Spirit as editor

Today’s Forward Day by Day reflection made me wonder about how we read Scripture – how we apply what God is revealing to us on this day in this moment.  Application of Scripture seems to be so tied to our location – … Continue reading

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Psalm 102:11-12 I wither away like grass. 12 But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; and Entropy?

After listening to Sean Carroll’s TED talk on the origins and humankind – listening because I have a natural curiosity about what scientists CAN tell us about God’s created universe, I encounter at the start of the morning propers, Psalm … Continue reading

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We seek and are sought. It is in our DNA…ah, the GOD gene.

Psalm 90:1-2  Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.  2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Reading Psalm 90 this … Continue reading

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Bunny Trail Blessings

A reflection on Ps 61 from the 9.13.2011 lectionary readings:  Psalm 61, 62; PM Psalm 68:1-20(21-23)24-36 1 Kings 21:17-29; 1 Cor. 1:20-31; Matt. 4:12-179.13.11. I love the bunny trails we find ourselves on when the Holy Spirit is truly animating … Continue reading

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Witness is your story and your truth

Psalm 40:8-9 8 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” 9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, … Continue reading

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