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Blindness, the War on Cancer, and the Seven Dwarves – Thinking about Sin

John 9:1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ 3Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born … Continue reading

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No blue? Perceiving is believing

14 But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15And how … Continue reading

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Do you hear what I hear?

I hear the Holy Spirit in so many popular song lyrics – all genres, too…not just gospel or praise or hymns or so-called “Christian” music, though there, too. No, I hear the Holy Spirit so often in what are popularly … Continue reading

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Pax from the Comics Page

Sometimes the morning gets away from me  – often after a restless night sleeping and a huge ‘to-do’ list ahead of me –  instead of turning to the Word (the lectionary) for my first thoughts, I find myself at the … Continue reading

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Whispers and Pictures from the Spirit…NOW

From Acts today, a sweet whisper reminding me to hang in there, looking to others to encourage and build me up through this continuing season of trial; to pause and not feel pressured to hear something that encourages others via … Continue reading

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No John Wooden, but a winning coach nonetheless

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols. I have come to realize that I push back at many of Paul’s teachings to the church because I see … Continue reading

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NOW…take stock of NOW to be able to glorify

54 Jesus therefore no longer walked about openly among the Jews, but went from there to a town called Ephraim in the region near the wilderness; and he remained there with the disciples.  John 11:45-54 The eternity of NOW and how … Continue reading

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Psalter as Anchor, not Wings…why not both-and?

I am daunted that once again the psalm readings this morning are like an anchor rather than spirit-filled wings to which I look to the Word to send me into the day.   Instead, I am pulled down into my … Continue reading

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Abundant life from an abundant, enormous God

I’ve been rereading J.B. Phillip’s Your God is Too Small:  A Guide for Believers and Skeptics Alike this past week.  It has been a terrific accompaniment to the lectionary readings that have revealed the immensity of our Abba Father, such … Continue reading

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All in His Time

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. This one verse from the Acts reading today stopped me in my tracks … Continue reading

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