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Yvonne

a Light-seed
simply seeking the Son
that Love may rise graciously to life -
both in me and through me.

No fast food here

Reflecting on Jesus as the bread of life and the centrality of the table in the Christian community … a thought that may be used as a call to worship or in a communion service. There’s no fast food here. No dedicated drive-through lane to ensure easy come and easy […]

Best and worst

*an opening prayer inspired by the story of David and his son, Absalom, in 2 Samuel 13-18 and Ephesians 5:1-2* Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and […]

Your love is extravagant

Ephesians 3:14-21 and John 6:1-21 What comes to mind for you when you hear the word “extravagant?” By definition extravagance has to do with a lack of restraint in spending money or using resources. It’s a word associated with luxury, lavishness, comfort and indulgence. An extravagance is usually something optional, […]

Meditation: where God dwells

2 Samuel 7:1-10; Ephesians 2:17-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The lectionary readings set for the week do something a little strange when it comes to the good news that we have been following in the Gospel of Mark: they scoop out the middle of the story (the feeding of the 5000 and […]

Where God dwells

Resources for Proper 11B Part One: In Our Worship 1. Welcome and notices 2. Opening prayer from The Celtic Psalter My dear King, my own King, without pride, without sin, You created the whole world, Eternal victorious King. King of the mysteries, You existed before the elements, before the sun […]

A winter blessing

Written  by Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr in a contemplative and challenging journey through the seasons of life. *** Blessed are you, winter, dark season of waiting, you affirm the dark seasons of our lives, forecasting the weather of waiting in hope. Blessed are you, winter, you faithfully guard a […]

Divine DNA

*a prayer inspired by Psalm 139* Lord, You know everything there is to know about us. You perceive every movement; You are present in every moment: Your Divine DNA woven into us within our mother’s womb as You shaped the delicate inside and the intricate outside and knit them all […]

A season for snuggling

*a winter prayer* O extraordinary God who reaches into the ordinary moments of our days and nights, with such tender, transforming touch: smoothing and shaping, healing and breaking, soothing and stretching, warming and pruning, I give You thanks and praise for this changing season which invites me to snuggle and […]

Forgive our sins we pray

While it’s been almost a year since we made the move to a new country and a different denomination, one of the constant thrills has been discovering new music (complemented by the comfort and familiarity of having many of the hymns I grew up with as a child included in […]

Quote: Trinity

“What the doctrine of the Trinity is telling us is that God is fundamentally a relational being… The Father, Son and Spirit live in conversation, in a fellowship of free-flowing togetherness, and sharing and delight – a great dance of shared life that is full and rich and passionate, creative […]