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Saturday, July 9

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Saul clothed David with his armour; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. David strapped Saul’s sword over the armour, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, ‘I cannot walk with these; for…(Read More)

Friday, July 8

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The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,”‘ Mark…(Read More)

The prayer of the heart

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Serenity is not removal from the storm but peace within the storm. Centering prayer must never become “self-centering prayer.” Rather it is an attempt to pay attention to the inescapable presence of God, which grounds our very existence. The mercy of God comes as an unbidden gift, not because God ever leaves us, but…(Read More)

Wednesday, July 6

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“But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they…(Read More)

Tuesday, July 5

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“Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary, the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.” Luke 23:56b – 24:11 (NRSV) Arbiters of the Word cannot hear the tales of the spice…(Read More)

Monday, July 4

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Rise up, O LORD; set me free, O my God; * surely, you will strike all my enemies across the face, you will break the teeth of the wicked. Psalm 3:7 (BCP) Something quite satisfying about the wicked gumming their food mumbling their threats through flapping lips. But then — Soon we will all be…(Read More)

Sunday, July 3

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Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, * for there is no help in them. When they breathe their last, they return to earth, * and in that day their thoughts perish. Psalm 146:2-3 (BCP) Bleached by the sun Frayed in the wash The quilt fades birds pick up the…(Read More)

Saturday, July 2

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Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, ‘Ananias.’ He answered, ‘Here I am, Lord.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment…(Read More)

Friday, July 1

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“Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, Who devise evil in their hearts and stir up strife all day long.” Psalm 140 (BCP) Protect me from them Protect them from me Take away the vat of violence A stew with chunks of anger and herbs of hatred. Give us the bread…(Read More)

Thursday, July 30

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I will not allow my eyes to sleep, * nor let my eyelids slumber; Until I find a place for the LORD, * a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” Psalm 132:4-5 (BCP) altar the heart each night before sleep The Rev. Ann Fontaine, Interim Vicar,what the tide brings in. She is the…(Read More)

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