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Sunday, June 28, 2020 – Psalm 13 Meditation

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020 – Psalm 13 Meditation

Psalm 13 (NRSV)How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?How long will you hide your face from me?How long must I bear pain in my soul,and have sorrow in my heart all day long? Our cry goes up: “have you forgotten us God? Have you forgotten me?   Why haven’t you answered my prayers?” Do you have prayers that don’t seem to have been answered? How’s your patience holding up? Does God feel...

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Sunday, June 21, 2020 – Discouraged?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020 – Discouraged?

Read Psalm 86: 1-0, 16-17 Song for the day: His Eye Is on the Sparrow Has anyone not felt discouraged recently? Sometimes I feel discouraged, especially these days. We don’t need to think hard to come up with discouraging things. It’s been difficult to keep worry and sadness at bay. Not being able to be with other people has made it harder. Social isolation isn’t healthy. Being with others to...

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Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Compassionate Action

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020

Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Compassionate Action

Bird watching brings me pleasure – it is relaxing, it hones observation skills, it nudges me to find out more about a particular bird’s habits or song or flight patterns or nest. It’s an innocent low-cost pastime. I’m on the email list of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (one of the few non-church related emails that I receive!). This week’s email featured an article about Black Birders...

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Sunday, June 7, 2020 – Justice & Sabbath

Posted by on Jun 7, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020 – Justice & Sabbath

Sunday June 7, 2020 is designated Peace with Justice Sunday in the United Methodist Church. Use this link for some prayers you can use as part of your devotional time. Read Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 God created and created and created and declared each creation “Good!”, and on the seventh day, God rested from creating so much good: The first Sabbath. I was reminded in a blog this...

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Pentecost 2

Posted by on May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Pentecost 2

Read today’s lectionary Pentecost! A day of wind and flame as we celebrate the dramatic way the Holy Spirit was poured out for all people. When we speak of wind and flame or fire, we speak of things that can disrupt. A fire can bring cozy warmth to an evening when people gather around a fire pit, but we’ve seen the ravages of wild fires in California and terrible fires this week. A gentle...

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 Pentecost 1

Posted by on May 30, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020 Pentecost 1

Our journey toward abundant living is like walking a spiritual labyrinth repeatedly from an ever deepening inner space. We walk toward the center to be transformed by God’s love; then we walk outward to transform our small space in the world by reflecting God’s love. There is no intention to trick us or get us lost along the journey But there is mystery. Always mystery. And awe. And amazing...

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