Monthly Archives: August 2015

Praying with Deuteronomy 8: 8-11

Use the questions below the scripture passage from the Message, Deuteronomy 8: 11-18,  to interact with God in prayer about  your attitude toward wealth and prosperity, a conversation all of America desperately needs.  Make sure you don’t forget your God, by … Continue reading

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Live Your Calling – Part 1

What does it mean  to be called?  “Come, follow me,” calls Jesus. “If we listen very carefully, really carefully,” says writer Ryan J. Pemberton, “our stomachs turn a somersault and our hearts skip a beat.  Because though he does not … Continue reading

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Down Is the Way to Well-being by Parker J. Palmer

With permission, I am sharing this complete blog by Parker Palmer, one of my favorite writers, as it appeared on the On Being Website. It needs no expansion or explanation.   Thirty years ago, during one of my three descents … Continue reading

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The Power of Crumbs

“We can devote ourselves to striving after success and popularity, or we can notice the least likely to succeed parts of ourselves—What? All you have is one little boy with a few loaves and fish?—and imagine them new. Our child heart is open; it offers … Continue reading

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Remembering another American Hero

America has lost another hero and so have I; Julian Bond died on August 15. Julian Bond had an impressive resume in the Civil Rights movement, beginning when he was 17 and ending only with his death. I became aware … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: Genesis 39

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage from Genesis … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer – Part 7

“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  You have turned my mourning  into dancing; you have taken my off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30: 5 b; 11-12 (NRSV) I learned a new … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: Mark 16: 1-7

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Today we look at … Continue reading

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