Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The Feeding of the 5000 mis-reported?: The significance of numbers in God’s Word

During this week’s bible study in which we prepare for the upcoming week’s worship by praying and discussing Sunday’s lections, (this Sunday, The Feast of the Transfiguration though our parish will hear Proper 13 instead)a parishioner was taken aback at … Continue reading

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I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not forsake me, * till I make known your strength to this generation and your power to all who are to come.

I’ve been away from ministry for awhile and the distance I’ve felt from the work has been unsettling, though during my travels I was blessed with opportunities to pastor and even lead a liturgy and prayers in one of the … Continue reading

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Be pleased o God, to deliver…baby, today?

Psalm 70: 1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; * O Lord, make haste to help me. 2 Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed; * let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw … Continue reading

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Lent as Eton, not Waterloo

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Chin to Nose: Hints to help me see the whole picture and to hear what the Spirit is saying

You will probably have come across examples of pictographic ambiguity before, where a single drawing has more than one ‘image’ contained within it, depending on how you look at it. This picture, My wife and my mother-in-law is a particularly good … Continue reading

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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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