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The first Person to speak in our shared scriptures, appropriately, is God. “Let there be light,” God said, in the first chapter of Genesis. And then, “Let us make humanity in our image.” And God blessed them, and it was very good.   The second person to speak, in the second chapter of Genesis, in…(Read More)

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Waiting

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As I’m anticipating the birth of this child, I’m giving thanks for the moments in each day to be present. To be fully present to my body. To give myself permission to rest and to let the dishes pile up and the dust accumulate…(Read More)

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We are all out sailing on the sea of life. As you consider your own journey, the storms you’ve passed through, or the storms you may be in the midst of, may God bring you out of your distress…(Read More)

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Lady With the Lamp

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She didn’t do this alone, because with her on her journey to the Crimea from England had also come 10 Roman Catholic nuns, 14 Anglican nuns, and 14 women who professed beliefs in anything from paganism to universalism…(Read More)

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Enough

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by Kristin Fontaine Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” ~Mark 9:24 The above quote is from the gospel reading for Friday’s Daily Office. It struck me because it seems to contradict itself. ‘I believe,’ the father says. That seems pretty comprehensive. ‘…help my unbelief!’ the father…(Read More)

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How do these two events relate to one another – the man broken on the cross and the man in dazzling white?  Do not answer with your mind.  Instead open the eyes of your heart…(Read More)

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…we don’t choose trust as a formula to get what we want. Despite our faithfulness, terrible things will occasionally happen. Instead, we trust restorative Love because that is who we have become, and that is the way we relate to the world, even in the bleakest of circumstances…(Read More)

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Right there in the center of our worship space, God broke into our lives and handed each of us strength for the journey, hope for the day, and grace beyond compare…(Read More)

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Singing Faith

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Singing together is a primary act of worship and most of us have a handful of favorite hymns. But, how often do you really pay attention to what it is you’re singing about…(Read More)

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