E-Devotional

November 15 Edevotional

  I just finished listening to a wonderful Terry Gross’ interview, of NPR’s Fresh Air, with Fr. Greg Boyle, of LA’s Homeboy Industries. Homeboy Industries works with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. It’s a fascinating interview. Fr. Boyle speaks of transforming the pain of these young people, the kind of unspeakable […]

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November 8 Edevotional

Then he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them [clean] in the blood of the Lamb. 15For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship day and night within the temple, and the one who is seated […]

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Edevotional November 1

I found this piece on Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily devotional yesterday mind-boggling. But isn’t that what a devotional might be? Getting beyond the mind to the heart. The writing of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin does that for me. As nature continues to flow, I pray that the love at the core of our flow and […]

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Edevotional October 25

We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this Sunday, the 29th of October. We remember the movement of the Holy Spirit in the heart and mind of Martin Luther. On All Saints Eve in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” calling for the reform of the church to the Castle Church door in […]

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October 18 Edevotional

“The Lord is near. Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5 – 7 Breathe. Breathe deeply. I just came out […]

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October 11 Edevotional

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2   We read the Ten Commandments in worship this past Sunday. We’ve been following our ancestors through the wilderness, where they asked Moses to intervene with God to make a set […]

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October 4 Edevotional

“Is the Lord among us, or not?” Exodus 17:7b Certainly, I have asked this question and have heard others ask this question, especially of late. When all that comprises a safety net, an assurance of care and compassion, a structure, an organization to our society and community is being broken down, then, I question, “Is […]

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September 27 Edevotional

Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’“ 10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12“I […]

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September 20 Edevotional

“They said to Moses, ‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness?’”  Exodus 14:11           The desert, the wilderness, plays a huge part in the stories from our Scriptures and in the history of people of faith.  In the […]

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September 13 Edevotional

“Consider the birds of the air; they neither sow or reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father and Mother feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 It seems there will always be those who “prophesy” that the natural disasters and destruction in our world are the result […]

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