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No conversation, angry or loving = No relationship

A loved one recently texted to me, “no more,” adding that they “didn’t care or want to talk any more.” They had reached a point – the point – where they just didn’t have the patience to connect with me … Continue reading

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Courtesy Calls: how do you pronounce ‘Chrysostom’?

During the discernment process for ordination to the priesthood, I attended a weekend with others who were discerning the same call. These ‘discernment weekends’ are scheduled annually for the coming together of aspirants (that’s what I was) with a committee … Continue reading

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Your faithful servants bless you

Psalm 145:9 The Lord is loving to everyone * and his compassion is over all his works. 10 All your works praise you, O Lord, * and your faithful servants bless you. 11 They make known the glory of your … Continue reading

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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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The Happy Sower

Mark 4:1 Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the … 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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It’s all good: identifying the clutter of ‘shoulds’

164 Seven times a day do I praise you, * because of your righteous judgments. The image that came to mind at this verse from this morning’s psalm, (Psalm 119 in praise of the Law), was a scene from a … Continue reading

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Be Still. Breathe. Know. Trust. Exalt.

Just yesterday in yoga I was put to thinking on a new thing.  After the 45 minutes of standing positions, we moved to the floor to do the ‘real’ yoga.  The position is called, Savasana, translated as Dead Body Pose. As we … 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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