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September 11, 2016

Give me the words, Lord

After the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, I was asked to help at the New York City Family Assistance Center. I was assigned to the legal division to...

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September 10, 2016

Following

The youth group were traveling in a caravan. Those 
following thought that the people in the first car knew their destination. Then, they 
circled around several times, one of the youth...

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September 9, 2016

THe stones will cry out

Last year just before Easter our pastor preached a beautiful sermon on today’s reading about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The pastor spoke about how important it is for each of...

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September 8, 2016

Things Above

I often ride my motorbike in the middle of traffic in Marseille, one of the most congested cities in France. Surrounded by all the potentially dangerous cars, exhaust fumes, engine noises,...

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September 7, 2016

Old Fish, New Fish

Well over 100,000 miles ago I had a new car and put one of those shiny fish on the rear door to let everyone know, “I am a Christian!” As the...

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September 6, 2016

Generation to Generation

As a little girl I enjoyed watching my mother prepare hearty stews, and bake golden loaves of bread and rich, 
velvety cakes and pastries. Close to supper time she would pack...

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September 5, 2016

With Us Always

I was having a rough morning. I hadn’t slept well, and I was worried. Family members were struggling with health issues. A valued employee had resigned. I was trying to meet...

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September 4, 2016

Daily Rituals

There’s something about tea that I find comforting. It isn’t just the flavor but the process of preparing it as well. Warm the pot, steep the leaves, sprinkle in sugar, watch...

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September 3, 2016

Not Alone

The day was going fine until I got to the hospital for a 
routine appointment with my cardiologist. When he finished the cardiac catheterization procedure, he spoke frankly: “You need open-heart...

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September 2, 2016

Good Soil

As I prepared the soil for spring planting, the parable of the sower came to mind. I remembered times when I had tried to plant a garden in hard, rocky soil....

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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