Tag Archives: Book of Common Prayer

God is love, God loves you more and you are God’s favorite

Psalm 87: 1 On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; *the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. God. Loves. Fill in the blank. More. Over the years to ones I have … Continue reading

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What matters is not who baptizes you but into whom are you baptized

Paul* went on also to Derbe and to Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek. 2He was well spoken of by the believers* … Continue reading

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By jove, by heart – I would if I could

Hebrews 4:12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13And before him … Continue reading

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The way of God is truth…

…and it covers like a mist, hovering over all times, each person, every situation, every possible variation on a theme, on the law,….the way of God in accordance with truth is a way as if ‘taken by a cloud,’ infinitely, … Continue reading

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Power, Truth, Pretenders

Dear Reader:  This post is formatted differently from past reflections – a format I began on November 23, 2012 to facilitate a season of listening.  The explanation for the seasonal change is found here, in the November 23 post. Lectionary … Continue reading

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Psalm 112, Theology, Happiness…and well, all the rest

This is a HOW TO psalm – HOW TO BE, in this case, HAPPY. The theological basis of this psalm is revealed in the opening verse: Praise the Lord!    Happy are those who… As I was taught, Psalm 112 articulates … Continue reading

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