E-Devotional

May 16 Edevotional

Pentecost is my favorite church holy day. It is the day of pure celebration. Grief is laid aside. Questions and doubts forgotten. Worries and anxieties about where we are going and what we are going to do are turned into a dance of surprise when we realize that the Holy Spirit is mightily at work […]

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May 9 Edevotional

“They don’t belong to this world, just as I don’t belong to this world. Make them holy in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” John 17:16-18 The last part of the long chapter from the book of John that is […]

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May 2 Edevotional

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” I’m thinking about love today. I read two things in social media early this morning. One is a daily article from the Center for Action and Contemplation where Fr. Richard Rohr is Director and Teacher. In today’s article author […]

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April 25 Edevotional

“Haunted by the presence of God.” I read this from one of my mentors this morning. God is the water that we swim in; the water that takes on our shape as we live out our God-calling in this world. This from our exploration of the film The Shape of Water last Sunday. The fourth […]

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April 17 Edevotional

This week, in the lectionary readings for the Easter season, we move from Jesus’ resurrection appearances as recorded by Luke, to John’s Gospel and the more mystical sayings of Jesus to the disciples before he is to die. John writes as if Jesus is almost desperate to help the followers understand their way to a […]

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April 11 Edevotional

“Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. John 20:20 Joy is a form of resistance. This is what my colleague shared that she heard at a conference on white privilege and the struggle for dismantling […]

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April 4 Edevotional

The Psalm for this Sunday reads, “How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down…” Psalm 133:1, 2 It is like the unnamed woman crashing the dinner party where Jesus is at the table. She must have gone under the […]

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March 28 Edevotional – Holy Week

From Ash Wednesday to Holy Week Wednesday. It is quite a journey. In a few days we will again sit at a body of ashes, of grief and despair, where hope has seemed to disappear into violence and death. Yet the words of one of our youngest at our Ash Wednesday gathering in the middle […]

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March 21 Edevotional

This last week of Lent and I’m thinking quite a bit about peace, the peace of God that passes all understanding. Peace does not come easily, neither in my own heart, in relationship with my neighbors, within our United Methodist Church, nor in relationships between states or nations. Though we can only begin, and perhaps […]

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March 14 Edevotional

Many high-school students will be walking out of their classrooms this morning, 10 a.m., to gather for 17 minutes of silence in honor and memory of fellow students in Parkland, Florida, shot and killed. I will be gathering at the Peace Park in Northbrook with other clergy and lay-folks in support of the students walk-out. […]

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