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Worship: not a show, so show-offs need not apply

1 Corinthians 14:38 As in all the churches of the saints, 39So, my friends,* be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues; 40but all things should be done decently and in order. Paul is writing today to … Continue reading

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Don’t panic, be still. God’s called you to this

The rector with whom I am blessed to be serving often reminds the people that the two most important days in one’s life are not their birthday and the day they die – as most will reply when asked –  but the … Continue reading

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Leaning in when all you want to do is run away

I didn’t get past the first psalm reading this morning, it echoed so closely to the lament heard from a colleague just yesterday. A colleague who for all intents and purposes seemed to have all her ducks in a row. … Continue reading

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Let go, let God – the one and only contractor we need

Do you hire contractors to do the work God has offered to do for you?  How’s that going? Perhaps the landscape of your life looks a bit like this?  Scattered bits of this and that, unconnected and unfinished, untouched, and … Continue reading

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Rhyme and Reason for the Season

Headed into this second week of Advent I was disappointed to see that the New Testament readings were going to join the past week’s Old Testament readings in the prophetic theme of final judgment, the last days, doom, gloom, the … Continue reading

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One, two, Buckle my shoe… Three, four, Open the door… Five, six, Pick up sticks

Jeremiah 35:18 But to the house of the Rechabites Jeremiah said: Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of your ancestor Jonadab, and kept all his precepts, and done all that he commanded … Continue reading

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Here’s talking to you, kid…dwell

At the Episcopal parish where I have been worshiping this Lenten season, the priest has been including a prayer from Thomas Merton at the conclusion of the Eucharist and before dismissing all of God’s people into the world to do … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

The Holy Spirit lead me to a new insight this morning with the reading of Psalm 50 – a deeper understanding of the what it takes for a believer’s memory to be refreshed, renewed, and restored.  It’s a question more than a … Continue reading

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Portent = Pay attention

Quite a bunny trail this morning – one that began with a word search, intersected with my present search for a sign, a wondering about God’s will distinguished from my own and landing in a place of gratitude today for simply … Continue reading

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A reason and a season all for good

Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. This first line of today’s epistle reading has been quoted to me often over the past few years … Continue reading

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