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November 27, 2016

The Power of Jesus

In today’s reading, we find a man confronted with 
bad news: he has been struck by a painful and incurable 
disease. The effects of 
leprosy (now called Hansen’s Disease) are 
visible...

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November 26, 2016

Trusting God

My father was a pastor in another state and truly devoted to the church. He had diabetes and was insulin dependent. One day, after visiting him, I prayed that God would...

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November 25, 2016

Freedom to Choose

Every day we are required to make choices: when to 
get up, what to eat, how to approach the day. Many of 
our choices are major 
decisions about what road we...

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November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Every Day

In my country we celebrate a day of thanksgiving each 
year. I wonder how many people stop to consider why they celebrate. Does a day of thanksgiving cause us to pause...

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November 23, 2016

Hungry and Thirsty

“Come on, boys; dinner’s ready!” My daughter called her two young sons to the table. James came running and sat down, looking to see what delicious food his mother had prepared....

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November 22, 2016

Letting Go

As I pulled up my once-beautiful periwinkles, now lifeless after a recent freeze, it dawned on me that I wasn’t just getting rid of the old plants; I was making room...

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November 21, 2016

Helping Hand

My great-grandniece, María Camila, started walking at 
the age of ten months. To hone this new skill and feel more secure, she would hold on to someone’s hand. Because she was...

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November 20, 2016

God’s Markers

In 1920, the United States opened its first coast-to-coast airmail delivery route. Before radio navigation was common in airplanes, pilots had to navigate by landmarks. Therefore, bad weather and nighttime essentially...

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November 19, 2016

Doing Good

When my daughter was two or three years old, she threw the normal tantrums of a child that age. When she got into trouble, she would start crying and loudly repeating,...

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November 18, 2016

Two Semis and a 
Dump Truck

It was a beautiful autumn day. My wife and I were traveling through the hills of North Carolina on our motorcycle. 
I was anxious about our trip. We needed to reach...

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Whitney Simpson offers a wide-open doorway into embodied practice and awakens us to the long-held wisdom of our tradition that our bodies are sacred places where God meets us and dwells. Fully Human, Fully Divine is a true Christmas gift!”


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