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Compassion, a brief meditation on Mark 6

Every time there is a natural disaster, a hurricane, tornado, wild-fire, or an earthquake, the news is filled with stories of loss and heart-rending stories of survival. We also hear many stories of how human beings have gone out of … Continue reading

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Mary, strong and sure

Many years ago I received this book, “Meditations on Mary”,  by Kathleen Norris. Norris was a popular author at the time, influencing many of us with her books on life and faith. This book is filled with beautiful photographs of famous … Continue reading

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Awake, Aware, and Wild-eyed

A reflection on Mark 1:1-8 for Advent 2B The Shoshone are a diverse tribe of indigenous people who inhabited parts of California, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho and Utah. One particular Shoshone tribe lived in  the mountainous  region of what is now southeastern Idaho … Continue reading

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Glimpses of hope and love

A reflection on Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37 for Advent 1B Recently my husband, son, and I watched (again) the first two movies of the Hunger Game’s series, in preparation for the release of the third movie. When I read … Continue reading

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A Selfie of God….

A reflection on the readings for Proper 24A: Exodus 33:12-23 and Matthew 22:15-21 How many of you have your cell phones on you? If your cell phone has a camera, take out your cell phone and take a picture of … Continue reading

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Grace Rising, Unstoppable!

A reflection on the readings for Proper 23A: Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 The other night I had a sudden urge to make homemade bread. I looked through the cabinets and found all the ingredients: yeast, honey, olive oil, whole wheat … Continue reading

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Acts of Hospitality

A reflection on Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:23-32 for Proper 21A A young woman approached the check out line at a grocery store. With a thick accent she asked if the person standing near by was in line. The person … Continue reading

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