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Reading the Story… Again and Again

“Whether it’s Good Night Moon, The Nonsense Show, or the Book of Micah, the words found within are meant to inspire. And all stories point us to the Word in whom we all live and breathe and have our being.”

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Mark, immediately

The word, “immediately,” occurs more than twenty times in Mark’s sixteen brief chapters. There is an urgency to his proclamation of the “good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God” which has its own profound beauty.

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Fourth-century Gospel commentary rediscovered

The Church Times reports on the rediscovery of a commentary on the Gospels, written by Fortunatianus of Aquileia, a bishop in the fourth century – the rediscovered manuscript is an eighth-century copy of his writings.

It predates the Vulgate, and provides new evidence about the earliest form of the Gospels in Latin. Experts knew of its existence through references to it in other ancient works, but no copy was known to survive until Dr Lukas Dorfbauer, a researcher at the University […]

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Bishop of Western Louisiana on Mother’s Day

The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby, bishop of the Diocese of Western Louisiana, wrote a moving and thoughtful article about his relationship with his mother and its imperfections, experienced through the lens of processing her belongings after her death.

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Speaking to the Soul: The Rebel Mary

Mary the rebel, the righteous warrior with peace as her shield, sings a song of defiance, liberation, and deliverance. She lifts her hands and heart to God, and calls us to join in, too. Free to sing out with her our hopes for a world remade and repaired by justice.

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Speaking to the Soul: People watching

She might have realized how the temple had failed her and that she was about to die, and thrown her two coins in anger, or as a public rebuke. Or, she might not have realized how she’d been wronged and simply taken care of this one last thing …

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Speaking to the Soul: Cry out! Don’t be afraid

Cry out! Don’t be afraid to cry out to Jesus.

Like blind Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus we can cry out.
Our plea is heard by the One who loves us.
Who makes us whole and heals our hearts.
Cry out and open your heart the One who cares.
You will never be told to be silent or ignored.
Cry out and be made whole by the Holy One.

The Rev. Annette Joseph is rector at Holy Cross, Poplar Bluff Missouri. She is married to Richard and they […]

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