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Long winded, unedited ‘word’ on Sunday’s ‘hot’ gospel: Churchgoer or disciple?

Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 Year A Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is … Continue reading

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My/Your/His/Her Story for God’s Glory

John 12:10So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, 11since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus. My eyes lifted at this line in today’s … 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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CIP, Kaizen and Sanctification

Romans 6: 22 But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. I’ve come to think of sanctification as the process of continuous improvement. At our baptism our individual lives – … 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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Better things ahead

Joshua 1:9 I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Moses has died.  Joshua is tapped to take the people forward into the promised … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain

Acts 14:21 After they had proclaimed the good news to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, then on to Iconium and Antioch. 22 There they strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in … Continue reading

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By Jesus’ light we see the forest through the trees

From the gospel reading today (John 3:1-21) 3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; … Continue reading

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Living into the light

The end is in sight – light at the end of the tunnel.  I am just beginning to trust that I am on the right path leading me into the fullness of the light and that there are no more … 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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