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What Does The Lord Require of Me?

Micah: 6:8 – He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? This week’s lectionary, the schedule of scripture … Continue reading

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Christmas

“Of course it is trouble, it wouldn’t be Christmas if it were not a lot of trouble.”                                               … Continue reading

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I Am That

Do you know that person? The one who approaches you at the busiest time of the year, whether you’re a pastor, elder, volunteer, or teacher, and says, “You know, I’ve been thinking about “x, y, and z” for a few … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: Second Sunday in Advent

Tobacco Ceremony at Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp, Mahwah, NJ Photo credit: Roberto Mukaro Borrero 10:00 AM: This morning in worship at White Plains Presbyterian Church we lit the second candle of Advent.  This candle was lit to honor water: the … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Mowing the Lawn

In all the recent rain and after a week away, my lawn had turned into a meadow.  With a few hours in the afternoon to mow before the next rainstorm came in and in a hurry to get the job … Continue reading

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Discerning Call

When I was in seminary, it was common to be asked, “So what’s your call story?”  This question always made me wince, because it felt like our personal stories were being measured, graded, and ranked.  There was this palpable sense … Continue reading

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Time to Be Still

I live in New York City; not a great place to be if one’s in search of solemnity. That’s a problem, at least for me, because I find it hard to pray when I’m in constant flux or motion. For … Continue reading

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