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November 28 Edevotional

On the eve of Advent. Waiting for the waiting. I’m not really good at waiting, at trusting. Thoughts begin to fill my mind; thoughts like, “Will what I’m waiting for really happen?” “Did something bad happen to the person I’m waiting for?” “I am so tired of waiting.” “How long?” It’s in the waiting time […]

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November 21 E-devotional

E-Devotion “Grace to you and peace from the One who is and who was and who is to come,” Revelation 1:4b This Sunday we end the church year with a celebration of Christ the King or Reign of Christ Sunday. Jesus never called himself a king, never wanted to be seen as a king. In […]

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November 14 Edevotional

The wonderful author, Anne Lamott, tweeted that everywhere she went on her recent book tour, she asked people to turn to the person next to them and blurt out what they had been longing to pursue, again or the first time—that was going to slip away forever unless they insisted on starting it, now. Writing? […]

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November 7 Edevotional

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…” (Revelation 21:1) John, the author of Revelation, writes a vision of change, of complete transformation made real by the indwelling presence of God. “Look, God’s dwelling place is now among the people.” (Revelation 21:3b) Yet, it seems such a struggle. The forces working against John’s […]

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October 31 Edevotional

Within the first six months of my appointment to a new church some years ago, I needed to preach a sermon at a memorial service. The man who died by suicide was a beloved member, had been in the Disciple Bible Study class, was on the board of our Food Pantry, a beloved husband of […]

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October 24 Edevotional”

“…whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.  For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…”  Mark 10:44,45 We read these verses from Mark’s Gospel in our worship last Sunday. I invite you to […]

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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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