Tag Archives: Spirit

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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Ministry, the good news and joy

In seminary students are asked to name a biblical story they most identify with in terms of ministry (actually for those seeking Holy Orders a sponsoring parish will ask this long before they reach seminary).  Where do you see yourself … Continue reading

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Mother of, Daughter of, Wife of…and then, Stephen

Today’s Old Testament reading really shaped how I read both the Gospel and the Epistle.  It was the last bit of the story of Samson’s parents and how they came to know that they would not die childless. Though familiar … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road

Have you ever thought of teaching Bikram?  After-all, you are never bored with it, you have practiced it for a long time, you love to share with others how it can transform a body into good health from the inside … Continue reading

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Moses gets a facial?

Well, that’s what many might wonder if they knew Moses personally and in this day and age. Away for a ‘spa weekend’ they might have considered their fearless leader’s time on the mountaintop –  time he said he needed in … Continue reading

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Glorifying the Maker? Or the made thing?

For over two weeks I have resisted the temptation to reflect publically on this blog the whispers and touches I have received from the Holy Spirit whilst reading His Word.  Though I have read, prayed and written each morning, I … Continue reading

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Get into the boat!

It was flooding in the heartland.  As the flood waters were rising, a man was on the stoop of his house and another man in a row boat came by. The man in the row boat told the man on … Continue reading

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Awaken the Dawn

Note:  My readings this morning were accompanied by the spirit-infused music of Stanton Lanier.  I share it here, as ‘background’ with this written  reflection  given that the Spirit had me thinking about our five senses, today. As hard as I … Continue reading

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What lens are YOU using?

When I read today’s gospel passage, Jesus’ teaching on the end times, my first thought was how uncomfortable I remain with the entire notion of eschatology.  And I wondered why this was so. What first occurs is that the church … Continue reading

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