Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The life-changing magic of…grace

I have begun a new project – again –  to clean up and out my home of  things and stuff I have stored for years. The home in which my three children were raised, the home that has four floors, … Continue reading

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Preaching on the Lord’s Day is not part of a whistle-stop tour

Acts 13: 5After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, ‘Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it.’ 16So Paul stood up and with a … Continue reading

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Have you had a “Rhoda” moment?

Acts12:12 As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many had gathered and were praying. 13When he knocked at the outer gate, a maid named Rhoda … Continue reading

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O Lord my stronghold, my crag, and my haven

Been sort of stuck this past week in terms of being able to get up and out of my head and heart the Holy Spirit whispers that have come my way at the morning readings.  I shouldn’t be stuck.  I … Continue reading

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Wake up calls from Jesus

Matthew 26:41Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;* the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ I think this admonition from a grieving Jesus to his friends who fell asleep while he … Continue reading

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No blue? Perceiving is believing

14 But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15And how … Continue reading

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Getting unstuck, changing the tire and moving into the open place

If I had ever had the discipline of memorizing scripture this would be a verse from today’s Psalm 18 that I would like to have mastered. It would lie in the top tray of my scriptural tool box where I … Continue reading

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Bearing with one another in love

I spent yesterday afternoon with a friend who had been referred that morning by his physician to Hospice.  Treatment is no longer an option for his condition.  It was now time to make him comfortable – treat the symptoms of … Continue reading

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We are what God has made us and Jesus is our way of life

Ephesians 2:10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Paul’s last line in today’s passage from his letter to the Ephesians would have … Continue reading

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‘Thoughts and Prayers’, but mostly just prayers

In my email this morning I received great news from a friend who was diagnosed with an invasive cancer just a few months ago  – a cancer of which she is now officially clear.  A prayed for but unexpected outcome given … Continue reading

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