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Day Thirty Three: In Spite Of

Psalm 110 Proverbs 3:1-12 James 4:11-17 I’ve been thinking a lot this week about how often God’s power, God’s presence, God’s purpose, is made manifest in spite of, rather than because of, me …. I know, as Christians, we are called to be light to the world as we walk […]

Day Thirty Two: Within-Without

Psalm 110 Proverbs 1:20-33 James 4:1-10 Over countless meals with family, friends and/or acquaintances, talk turns – every time – to the terrible state that the world is in … … the dishonesty, bigotry, and greed of many of her leaders; and the corruptive power of power … … the […]

Costly choices

A reflection based on “beyond the lectionary” readings: Job 1:6-22 2 Corinthians 8:1-6 John 8:31-38 The decision to follow Jesus is one often made in response to a moving, tangible experience of God’s grace – without too much thought or concern about what may follow; but, if taken seriously, it […]