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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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Never on Sunday: Rejoice, this is the day the Lord has made!

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2Indeed, by faith* our ancestors received approval.3By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made … Continue reading

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Oh, grow up!

The gospel story of the Daily Office readings is one of seven healing miracles that take place on the Sabbath – each one illustrating the difficulty the scribes and priests have in seeing and knowing Jesus, blinded so by the … Continue reading

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WWJuniorD: The stuff of bad dreams

I had very unsettling dreams last night.  I had tossed and turned through them right up to 5:30 AM when my eyes open. Not my favorite way to wake in the morning – with vivid, distressing dreams right at the forefront … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Mark 9:2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one* on … 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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When will we ever learn?

Lectionary Readings:  AM Psalm 18:1-50; Isa. 41:17-29; Eph. 2:11-22; Mark 2:1-12 The verses from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians remind us that the foundation, cornerstone, and core of who we are as a body of believers is Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:19 So … Continue reading

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Becoming isn’t the same as Being

In today’s reading from Acts, Paul continues to plead his case for freedom in front of the emperor.  At one point, Agrippa says, “Are you so quickly persuading me to become a Christian?”  It wasn’t that long ago that I … Continue reading

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Asking the right (write?) questions

He:  “You look like a person who gives all their heart.” She:  “It’s hard to give less, you know.” …and later, from her, ” I gave all my heart outright and I’m still waiting for Him to make Himself at … Continue reading

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Something in his eyes – a wisdom beyong his years

This reflection is based on the Gospel reading from Luke today:  41 ¶ Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.  42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for … Continue reading

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