Category Archives: February 2011 Thoughts

Be a watchman…..

In the world of children at risk, hope is an important word. We probably toss it around more than we should. I wonder sometimes if we use it because we are frightened, or because we are tenacious. Oswald clarifies tenacity … Continue reading

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The Spirit dives into the depths of God…..

I’ve been thinking about yesterday’s post. Read this with me today. This is Paul writing to the Corinthians in I Corinthians chapter 2. We, of course, have plenty of wisdom to pass on to you once you get your feet … Continue reading

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On the fringes of the deep…..

Eugene Peterson reminds us that suffering is real and God is real too. Suffering is a mark of our existential authenticity; God is proof of our essential and eternal humanity. We accept suffering; we believe in God. The acceptance and … Continue reading

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Majestic and Holy, Vast and Wondrous

My boys have Winter Break this week – so looking forward to some time at the ocean enjoying my family. Do you remember when we talked about children needing reverence? I think the ocean is such a God reminder that … Continue reading

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Sacramental Time

My thoughts this week have landed on this topic of the common table which I’m hoping to delve into more in coming days. Enjoy Madeleine L’Engle’s thoughts this morning from her daily devotional, Glimpses of Grace. Eating has always been important to … Continue reading

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Extravagant dimensions…..

Good morning! Paul sends us this reminder today in the book of Ephesians, chapter 3. My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him … Continue reading

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The Family Table

Well if it wasn’t enough to be without transportation, on Sunday morning we went dark communication wise as well – no local telephone, no internet, no international phone calls. For two full days. I was so grateful to finally hear … Continue reading

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Under the wing feathers…..

Shattered glass. Lost paperwork. Stolen radio. We were out the door to church yesterday and found a Jeep ransacked in the yard with sheepish dogs hanging their tails. And the ship of life tilts to one side and everyone has … Continue reading

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Our Common Currency

Revisiting the issue of solitude, I thought this was an interesting thought from Eugene Peterson in his daily devotional Living the Message. The single most widespread American misunderstanding of prayer is that it is private. Strictly and biblically speaking, there … Continue reading

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With tears showing…..

He was a fool in the sense that he didn’t or couldn’t or wouldn’t resolve, intellectualize, evade, the tensions of his faith but lived those tensions out, torn almost in two by them at times. His faith was not a … Continue reading

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