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Eggs over easily

I was co-officiating at Evening Prayer this past weekend at a spiritual retreat – a retreat where all the attendees were long time lay and ordained ministers of God’s church. I hadn’t done Morning or Evening Prayer in community regularly … Continue reading

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Love _______like Jesus does

Acts 3:1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. 2And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the … Continue reading

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We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves

Romans 15:1 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us must please our neighbour for the good purpose of building up the neighbour. 3For Christ did not please … Continue reading

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Wake up calls from Jesus

Matthew 26:41Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;* the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ I think this admonition from a grieving Jesus to his friends who fell asleep while he … Continue reading

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CIP, Kaizen and Sanctification

Romans 6: 22 But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. I’ve come to think of sanctification as the process of continuous improvement. At our baptism our individual lives – … Continue reading

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May we have the persistent faith of Mary Magdalene and the surprised belief of Peter and John

Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters,* of the good news*that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I … Continue reading

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Worship: not a show, so show-offs need not apply

1 Corinthians 14:38 As in all the churches of the saints, 39So, my friends,* be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues; 40but all things should be done decently and in order. Paul is writing today to … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Mark 9:2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one* on … Continue reading

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By jove, by heart – I would if I could

Hebrews 4:12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13And before him … Continue reading

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Head in the clouds, hearing with my heart

  Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” 6 When the disciples heard this, … Continue reading

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