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I Wonder As I Wander

And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; 11 for to you is born this day in the city of David … Continue reading

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Stepping Into Advent

Here we are. Stepping into Advent. And, doing our best to turn our attention and our lives in the direction of the promises and hopes wrapped up in our celebration of Christmas. As I make that shift, this verse has … Continue reading

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Gleaning

“Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest.  You shall not strip your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen grapes of … Continue reading

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Prophets and Kings

My Disciple Bible study group is studying the prophets in the Hebrew Bible. I have come to appreciate the relationship between politics and a people’s relationship with their God. Prophesy in the Hebrew Bible isn’t about telling what will happen in the … Continue reading

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Privilege, Pride or Wonder

Last Sunday in the lectionary we were reminded of the presumptuous questions to Jesus from James and John, the sons of Zebedee.    (Mark 10:35-48) First they established their privilege, “ If we ask you a question will you grant our … Continue reading

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#SpeakPeace

Although I have not been a regular attendee in the past year, the Heretics of Stony Point are still going strong.  Meeting on the 2ndand 4thWednesdays, the lectionary study/preaching discussion/deeply pondered/often passionate/sometimes raucous group gathered last week.  Ten of us … Continue reading

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Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Every knitter has their own style.  There’s the way they hold the needles, and the tension with which they allow the yarn to feed into the project.  There’s the method they choose to cast on, or place the first loops … Continue reading

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