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“They would often ask her advice saying, Mrs. Stone what do you think? Her answers were pithy and to the point. Are you getting the picture of “power” here as Jesus would have us see it? Maybe you had one of those grans too!”

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Churches in Alabama hold vigil for Medicaid expansion

The candlelight vigils will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Brown Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Gadsden, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Montgomery, and All Saints Episcopal Church in Mobile.

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Jesus Power

“They would often ask her advice saying, Mrs. Stone what do you think? Her answers were pithy and to the point. Are you getting the picture of “power” here as Jesus would have us see it? Maybe you had one of those grans too!”

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A tireless servant

Readings for the feast of Anna Ellison Butler Alexander, Friday, September 24, 2021: Psalm 78; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Matthew 11:25-30 Our Gospel reading for the feast

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Signs of change

God has given us such a wonderful example of steady and gradual change as the seasons start, continue, and come to an end. And while some would prefer summer to linger, we all adapt our lives to this rhythm of steady change.

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Unlocking lockdown in Sri Lanka

It’s human nature to only just seem to think only of ourselves in times of lockdown and difficulties, We are all  worried and concerned for our safety, our provisions, our family, food, and shelter, Our focus falls only on ourselves. We should, however, take a moment take a look around. There are people around us who require financial assistance, who do not have enough food for the next week if the lockdown continues. There is much  loneliness and frustration in being unable to communicate with their loved ones by phone, Facebook, email, or WhatsApp, as many of us are able. 

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Lifting up our Hearts: Communion and Springsteen at Ground Zero

Another man had a quote to offer from the gospel according to Bruce Springsteen: Badlands, you’ve got to live it every day. Let the broken heart stand as the price you’ve got to pay. Another guy followed with a piece of another verse from the same song: I believe in the love that you gave me. I believe in the faith that can save me. I believe in the hope that one day will raise me from these Badlands.

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Breadcrumbs on the Path by Terence Aditon

And now my prayer is, Oh God, please find me, follow my small patches of prayer like a trail of breadcrumbs through my day. At day’s end, even though thoughts and images fill our minds, we try to say a full prayer, Our Father, Glory Be to the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, we say the prayers we learned as children. Even then, it takes determination, so often, to concentrate on one prayer without the distractions of the day, of the world, invading the tiny space we try to make for holy time.

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Inverness by David Alexander

As the grey skies became darker with the threat of rain, I heard the bells nearby.  It was Sunday, after all, so I wasn’t surprised, but I was curious about the source. I crossed the street to a park I saw to find the bells. They continued to toll.  I walked through the park, hoping with each step that the skies wouldn’t baptize me with the expected downpour.  I had left my umbrella in Perth a week ago.

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