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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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God’s Open Place and Poetry and How to Read Revelation

20 He brought me out into an open place; * he rescued me because he delighted in me. I have often reflected upon this verse from Psalm 18 because it is one – of many in the psalter – that … 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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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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