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New Year — New Beginnings

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There is something especially renewing about the turning of the year. It is a time to let go of the past and to embrace the possibility of a new future. We make resolutions. Some create goals for the year. We reclaim our birthright to live a full and wholesome life…(Read More)

Dangers of naming

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Once we think we fully understand a definition, we fill the air with the aerosol mist of a spray can chock full of of the delusion of control…(Read More)

Wanting

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After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralysed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight…(Read More)

The banner headline at the Daily Office site I frequent reads: Frances J. Gaudet, Educator and Prison Reformer, 1934. Prison reformer…. The week after The Feast of the Incarnation is usually festive –folks take time off from work, school, or travel to see family and friends and all the like. We still have another week…(Read More)

Holy Innocents

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Feast of the Holy Innocents Psalm 2 Psalm 26 (Morning) Psalm 19 Psalm 126 (Evening) Isaiah 49:13-23 or Isaiah 54:1-13 Matthew 19:1-14 or Mark 10:13-16 Sometimes, our liturgical calendar relies on myth more than we care to admit. The story of Herod ordering the slaughter of all…(Read More)

Hitting bottom

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Perhaps, though, it’s not so odd if we think about the tamarisk and its powers of renewal. Tamarisks survive because of their incredibly deep tap root and their ability to find the deepest possible source of water. They survive and thrive because they know just how far the bottom is, and how deep it…(Read More)

Delegation

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Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food. And the twelve called together the whole community of the disciples and said, ‘It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in…(Read More)

I’ll never let you go…

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…and on Christmas Day, we place everything in the hands of a baby to take us on a journey to the cross, where those beautiful little hands will be pierced with nails. We will rejoice mightily to see the return of those hands in Easter, but they return with the holes still in them–in…(Read More)

Adoption

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Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all…(Read More)

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