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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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When mirror held before you, be sure to look past to see he who is holding: Jesus

Luke 6:20Then he looked up at his disciples and said:‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.‘Blessed are you who weep now, for … Continue reading

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Micro focus fine but I find Jesus most often in the pano view

Luke 6:6 On another sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. 7The scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see whether he would cure on the sabbath, so that they … Continue reading

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Family as Metaphor for God, the Gospel and Politics

Psalm 83:15 Drive them with your tempest * and terrify them with your storm; 16 Cover their faces with shame, O Lord, * that they may seek your Name. 17 Let them be disgraced and terrified for ever; * let them … Continue reading

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