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Letting Go, New Land, Babylon Not

Lectionary Readings:  AM Psalm 34; PM Psalm 33 Gen. 12:1-7; Heb. 11:1-12; John 6:35-42, 48-51 I find myself in a new land, lead here by His hand but for what purpose I am yet unclear. New to me.  Foreign to me.  A road not less … Continue reading

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Who am I?

Lectionary Readings:  AM Psalm 97, 98; Proverbs 8:22-30; John 13:20-35 PM: Psalm 145; Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 John 5:1-12 Victor Hugo’s epic novel, Les Miserables first published in 1862 quickly and deservedly became a must-read for any student of literature and … Continue reading

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God’s place held (bound?) by the Holy Spirit only

_______________________________________________________________ Lectionary Readings: AM Psalm 18:1-20; PM Psalm 18:21-50 Isa. 2:12-22; 1 Thess. 3:1-13; Luke 20:27-40 Paused at those verses listed below from today’s advent scripture readings – most of which were familiar and in isolation breathe one thought into … Continue reading

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Ruth, Kenny Loggins and what loving relationship births in God’s time

Ruth and Naomi.  What a story.  All about relationship.  Newly widowed Ruth is led by God to follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, to what is for Ruth a foreign land.  Naomi returning to that same land also a widow and a … Continue reading

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How Surely Gravity’s Law

Very often when I read Psalm 55 I am prompted to say to the psalmist, “Just stop already. Your prayers won’t be answered as long as you insist that God do it your way.  Let go and let God, for … Continue reading

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Old School, New School, Law and Grace, Both-And

I had a short conversation with a dear friend yesterday that stuck with me all day long and through a long drive in which I listened to an audiobook of Richard Rohr’s, thereby inviting him into the conversation going on in … Continue reading

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I-thou and you

Today’s reading from the Gospel of Luke is a familiar one; Jesus is answering a lawyer’s query about what it takes to be saved, to secure eternal life – actually to ‘inherit’ eternal life. And Jesus instructs the questioner to … Continue reading

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Pax from the Comics Page

Sometimes the morning gets away from me  – often after a restless night sleeping and a huge ‘to-do’ list ahead of me –  instead of turning to the Word (the lectionary) for my first thoughts, I find myself at the … Continue reading

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Beyond our imagination, not His

Between the final chapter of Job and the reading from John’s Gospel, I see ever more clearly how only by losing all but our faith in Him and at the same time, His in us, do we live authentically and … Continue reading

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Your Savior is definitely in the lineup!

This is the way I see Piraro’s panel today after reading from Acts Stephen’s time before the council and high priest to answer accusations that he spoke against Moses and the Law. The Detective is Stephen, the old woman the … Continue reading

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