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June 12 Edevotional

Hope seems hard to come by these days. We make our small efforts at turning ourselves away from destroying our earth, by recycling our tin and plastic, only to hear that what we thought we were recycling is being thrown into the ocean. It seems sometimes that the obstacles of consumption, hatred, and fear are […]

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May 29 Edevotional

Among human beings, who knows what pertains to a person except the spirit of the person that is within? Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things […]

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May 22 Edevotional

Acts 1: 10 While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11 They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as […]

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May 15 Edevotional

Are you giving up on trying something new in your life? Are you hiding from taking a risk? Are we, as a church hiding our voice, our talent? Are we waiting for someone else to make the first step? Will we follow Jesus? I heard a sermon on the Parable of the Talents at the […]

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May 8 Edevotional

You are the light of the world. There is no more astonishing verse than that. We are focusing on Mary Oliver’s poem, Sometimes, with the lines, “Instructions for living a life, Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About It.” In Jesus’ appearances to the disciples post-resurrection, he is calling, cajoling, walking with, feeding, showing wounds, being […]

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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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