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September 27, 2020

No Unimportant Part

I recently joined a church choir. At my age I can no longer hit the high notes, so I’ve switched from singing soprano to the lower range of alto. At first,...

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September 26, 2020

“Be Opened”

At a recent parish retreat we were asked to share a personal story about a profound experience that taught us something about ourselves. The story I first thought of telling involved...

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September 25, 2020

Lasting Beauty

My life has not been the same since my breast cancer diagnosis. When I look in the mirror, I do not like what I see. I feel like I have aged...

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September 24, 2020

Echoes of God’s Word

Many years ago our family went on a holiday trip to continental Europe. One day we went on a sightseeing trip on the famous Königssee near Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, Germany. Königssee...

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September 23, 2020

A Little Sip

My prayer partner lives in a different state. When we lived in the same city, we prayed with each other weekly. Although over the years she has moved to three different...

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September 22, 2020

Learning to Trust

Years ago, I spent a great deal of time in the mountains rock climbing, hiking, and camping with friends. At the time I had a beloved dog that I often took...

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September 21, 2020

Good Morning, Lord

Last year our church welcomed a new pastor. I was immediately struck by her approach to the morning prayer. She started by saying, “Good morning, Lord.” Then she continued her conversation...

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September 20, 2020

A Timely Gift

Until my sister passed away, she would send me El Aposento Alto, the Spanish-language edition of The Upper Room. Last summer, another sister sent a copy of the magazine to me....

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September 19, 2020

A Natural Symphony

I enjoy walking my dog in a nearby neighborhood built around a series of small ponds surrounded by large trees and bushes. Often I listen to music on my portable music...

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September 18, 2020

Fetch

My Boston Terrier, Fester, loves the game of fetch. Often when he brings the ball back, he will not let go of it and instead it becomes a game of tug-of-war....

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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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