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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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Edevotional February 13, 2019

“…he said to Simon, “Row out farther, into the deep water, and drop your nets for a catch.” Simon replied, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and caught nothing. But because you say so, I’ll drop the nets.” So they dropped the nets and their catch was so huge that their nets were splitting. They […]

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Edevotional February 6, 2019

Jesus consistently tried to help his listeners open up their hearts, to break down the walls they had built, to allow in new people, new ways, the newness, the freshness of the Holy Spirit. Oh, but it so difficult, God. I crave stability; routine, saving energy, saving money, building up walls, the comfort of sameness, […]

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Edevotional January 31, 2019

I keep thinking about Jesus’ appearance in his hometown synagogue of Nazareth, the Scripture passage that he chose to read, how he chose to read it, and what he said when he sat down to teach. Jesus was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah to read from. Did Jesus realize this was the Scripture […]

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Edevotional January 23, 2019

Jesus went back to his hometown synagogue that day, back to Nazareth, where he had grown up. You know, the kind of small town, the village, the place where you have to be careful what you say about someone else, because that someone else will be known by whoever is listening. Jesus is already established […]

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Edevotional January 16, 2019

The way that Luke writes the story of Jesus’ baptism is in three sentences, “When everyone was being baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit came down on him in bodily form like a dove. And there was a voice from heaven: ‘You are my Son, […]

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