“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”  Psalm 22: 1 Having just tried Several times to fill out and print an application for health insurance, and not being successful either in sending it in via email, nor in printing it out, I have given up.  Again. I expect I’ll have health insurance (thank […]

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“I can do all things, through Christ, who strengthens me.”  (Phil. 4:13) It’s been a whirlwind couple of months: two Annual Conferences, both with their own struggles and triumphs.  Two powerful Children’s programs, week-long, loving, Christ filled, fun, intensive.  Nearly overwhelming.  But I know that when I turn my life over to God; when I […]

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No wonder so many of us are at the ends of our ropes.  Reminded of the Message version of the Beatitudes: “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope.  With less of you there is more of God and his rule.”   This actually translates from the Greek like this: “Blessed are the […]

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“Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Mt. 11:28-30) It’s […]

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“The heavens are telling the glory of God.” (Psalm 19) The seasons are changing. Even here, in this most serene of places, there are changes. The air is cooler at night. The days are a little shorter. There is more moisture in the air: God willing, there will be rain enough to heal the land […]

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“Woman, here is your son…Here is your mother.” (John 19:26d, 27b) Family. Adoption. Belonging. “Woman, here is your son…Here is your mother.” Jesus’ loving words from the cross. The lectionary scripture of Luke 13: 1-9, about people dying horrible deaths, may seem to be unconnected: “Do you think these people were worse sinners than any […]

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