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Repetitive Prayers

Whether it’s the orthodox “Jesus prayer” with or without beads, or repetitive prayers such as those one can say with a set of Anglican prayer beads, people who engage in repetitive prayer practices often describe a sensation of their mind disengaging from the stress.

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Talking the Walk

How often do you talk to people- friends, neighbors, your communities, strangers- about your faith? When was the last time you told someone the story of your faith?

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Birthing Justice

Instead of seeking justice in the world around her, Mary proclaims this beautiful song of God’s justice within her.

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Singing Faith

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?

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Roots and Shoots

It’s with my lack of gardening skills in mind that I struggle every time this parable of the sower invites me to reflect on what type of soil I might be. I can’t manage to keep weeds alive, how could I possibly ever be the right kind of soil for these seeds? But, this may not be the only way to hear this parable.

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Something Strange, Something Familiar

Something strange is happening in this passage from the Gospel of Luke. We witness a brief flurry of activity before the silence and stillness of the sabbath descend in the aftermath of trauma. Perhaps we can learn something about coping with suffering from this faithful observance of the day of rest.

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When the Rooster Crows

Three times, Peter denied Jesus. I can only imagine the pain and indignity that Jesus must have felt. Peter, one of the first disciples to be called, was with Jesus throughout his entire ministry. And yet, through all of this, Jesus loves Peter.

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Summer Arrives

What are the signs of summer in your community? What do you notice about God? How do you participate in bringing about the kingdom of God?

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