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Edevotional May 1

29But 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. Luke 24:29 t’s a rainy May Day. I’m still contemplating inviting Jesus into my home. Opening my heart to the stranger, the unrecognizable. Listening, paying attention, being […]

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Edevotional April 24

We have a fox that lives near us. Actually two foxes, which may mean that there is a young family of foxes living somewhere nearby. I was sitting with Temma on our couch last night and saw the fox pacing back-and-forth on the top of the fence between our neighbor’s yard and ours. I gasped […]

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April 17 Edevotional

E-devotion  Wednesday, Holy Week, 2019 Do you have a  fear of death? I ask myself this question at times. I fear the pain, the loss of love relationships, the beauty of this world. Did Jesus experience this fear? I believe so. He experienced the depths of love and experienced being torn away from such love […]

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April 3 Edevotional

I’m reflecting on the story of Jesus’ friend, Mary, (of the family Martha, Mary, and Lazarus) coming to the table where Jesus and his disciples are having dinner, bending down at Jesus’ feet and pouring expensive burial oil over his feet, washing them, and drying his feet with her hair. There must have been silence […]

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March 27 Edevotional

“So then, from this point on we won’t recognize people by human standards. Even though we used to know Christ by human standards, that isn’t how we know him now. So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things […]

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March 20 Edevotional

    Yesterday, I read an interview with Fr. Gregory Boyle, the founder and director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the world’s largest gang rehab and re-entry program. He had some very good things to say to me and I wanted to pass them on to you, my fellow ministers of the church. “Ministry […]

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March 13 Edevotional

MAKING ALL THINGS NEW So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Giving birth hurts. It is painful. Giving birth is hard, and those of us privileged to engage in it, have little control, in the usual definition of […]

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March 6 Edevotional

Blow the horn in Zion; give a shout on my holy mountain.” Joel 2:1a “Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your hearts…Tear your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord your God, for God is merciful and compassionate, very patient, full of faithful love, and ready to forgive.” […]

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February 27 Edevotional

I’m yearning this morning, for the strong voices of my mentors and teachers who seemed to never give up the struggle for “resistance of evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.” When the bars on the windows and doors of the church are shut down keeping me and my family members, my […]

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Edevotional February 20

From our Pastor ​You may have questions about General Conference 2019 where the worldwide legislative body of the United Methodist Church is gathering in St. Louis to determine if we can hold together as a denomination with such differing views within the Church about the ordination and marriage of people who are LGBTQ. Below is a link […]

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