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October 17 eDevotional

.whoever wishes to be first among you must be your servant. Mark 10:44 I want to be first. I want to be noticed, be rewarded. I want to belong. Sometimes I believe I have a servant-like way of being, and then I realize what privilege I live with; what control I desire; and what expectations […]

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October 10 Edevotional

How do you stay connected with God through your day? Learning and practicing habits that will form my way of living…I can form and nurture my spiritual self. In this coming Sunday’s Scripture reading from Mark’s Gospel, Jesus meets a man who asks Jesus, “What must I do to obtain eternal life?” First Jesus repeats […]

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October 3 Edevotional

  Prayer. The scene from above, with intention and eagerness. She becomes the horizon, her eyelashes covered with light. Looking upon the gaze, the hearing, the listening, the being. These are the marks, the scribbles, and the shades of a silent beauty that we stare at, content to let the world go by.     […]

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September 26 Edevotional

Prayer—speaking and listening with God, it’s something we try to do, but I don’t believe any one can really teach us how to do. I think it may look and feel different for each one of us. Sure, we can teach ways and means of praying, but to know what is in your heart, what […]

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September 19 Edevotional

    What are the ways that make for peace? A hunger for beauty, for clarity of purpose, a complete dependence on you, on me, my peace daughter. Drawn by the hands of one just come out of surgery and the one drawn becoming sick. A tired look in her eyes. Where else can we […]

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September 12 Edevotional

A resolute calm, relentless, that is the word. Some will question Why? And the question sent back, Why? Why are you here? This is a beauty, Marked. The cheek a hue of shade. The view, Askance. And, the hair, showing glints of Light, wisdom seen from above. The nose, a hint of marble, throwing back […]

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September 5 Edevotional

Last winter I wrote a series of 13 poems/responses to weekly drawings that Tim made of Temma. I want to share some of these with you for your devotion, your prayer. Temma has in some ways become a centering point for me and for others who spend time with her. You may have those kind […]

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August 29 Edevotional

I’m borrowing this morning from Richard Rohr, for this word about grace. I need more grace in my life, less grief. Maybe you do, too? YHWH, YHWH, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and abounding in faithfulness. For the thousandth generation, YHWH maintains kindness, forgiving all your faults, transgressions, […]

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August 22 Edevotional

67So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” 68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6 This week we come to the end of John […]

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August 15 Edevotional

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.” What am I feeding my soul on? As I write this I’m seeing two squirrels outside the window, searching, eating, and digging holes to store some nut or seed. Jesus identifies himself as the bread of life. The first hearers of his statement are reminded […]

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