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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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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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What matters is not who baptizes you but into whom are you baptized

Paul* went on also to Derbe and to Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek. 2He was well spoken of by the believers* … Continue reading

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All your works praise you, O Lord including the skies over Southern California

  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 … Continue reading

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Praying forward my way forward

I greeted this new day with resolutions on my mind having preached yesterday about the coming Feast of the Epiphany and how we might take some time in these last days of Christmas to get in touch with how we stay in … Continue reading

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Let go, let God – the one and only contractor we need

Do you hire contractors to do the work God has offered to do for you?  How’s that going? Perhaps the landscape of your life looks a bit like this?  Scattered bits of this and that, unconnected and unfinished, untouched, and … Continue reading

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Things are just not the way we see them: Lift your eyes to the Maker to see

It wasn’t until late in life that I came to believe in Satan as a ‘being’ and not a metaphor, symbol, some imperceivable dark matter or caricature of evil.  Though I had recited for years the baptismal promise to “renounce Satan … Continue reading

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Here’s talking to you, kid…dwell

At the Episcopal parish where I have been worshiping this Lenten season, the priest has been including a prayer from Thomas Merton at the conclusion of the Eucharist and before dismissing all of God’s people into the world to do … Continue reading

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Invoke the name of the Lord? No ‘buts’ about it…

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel,and who came forth from the loins* of Judah; who swear by the name of the Lord, and invoke the God of Israel, but not in truth or right. 2 For they call … Continue reading

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