E-Devotional

Light Switches by Pastor Melissa Earley

LIGHT SWITCHES Light switches.  In my new church and new home I will have to learn where the light switches are.  Are they to the right or left of the doorway?  Does this one turn on the overhead light or the outside light?  Or does it work the socket that doesn’t have anything plugged into […]

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Finding Light Switches

Light switches.  In my new church and new home I will have to learn where the light switches are.  Are they to the right or left of the doorway?  Does this one turn on the overhead light or the outside light?  Or does it work the socket that doesn’t have anything plugged into it yet?  […]

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Brian Doyle May 31

I used the following prayer by Brian Doyle, novelist, essayist and poet, in my sermon on Sunday.  I discovered Doyle through his poems which often appear in the Christian Century. This prayer/poem is found in the volume A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle and Muddle of the Ordinary. The collection includes […]

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The Impala – Wednesday May 24 edevotional

When I served the 18th Episcopal District of Southern Africa, which is comprised of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and parts of Mozambique, an old man told me that an impala can jump 10 feet into the air and 3 feet out, from a standing position, covering a total of 30 feet, but it can be contained […]

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Edevotional May 17

Paul Robeson* That time cool and clear, cutting across the hot grit of the day. The major Voice. The adult Voice forgoing Rolling River, forgoing tearful tale of bale and barge and other symptoms of an old despond. Warning, in music-words devout and large, that we are each other’s harvest: we are each other’s business: […]

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The Failing Student by Jeanne Murray Walker Her tattoos, her way of pulling back her lips the way a stallion does when he won’t take the bit.                        In the corner, last row she sleeps, her nose ring, low cut shirt—         […]

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Neighbors Can Change

Neighbors Can Change Megan Phelps-Roper was a member of Westboro Baptist Church.  Yes, that church that pickets military funerals with hateful signs.  That church that protests outside synagogues.  That church that makes us say quickly, “My church isn’t like that church.”  Megan left Westboro Baptist Church because of interactions she had on Twitter.  Her story […]

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Edevotional 4-19-17

“Love your neighbor as yourself,” said Jesus.  He wasn’t the first to say it.  He was quoting Leviticus, that Biblical book of laws that we tend to avoid, “18 You must not take revenge nor hold a grudge against any of your people; instead, you must love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.”  It […]

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