Archive: Feb 2016

  1. Turn and Yearn

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    Luke 13: 1-9; 02282016; 3 Lent I must confess I wonder at times just how the Lord looks at us.  In the first part of our Gospel story, Jesus sounds a bit on the stern side, telling the people that they must repent.  He seems pretty insistent, as if they needed to do it yesterday.  […]

  2. Road Trip

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    Luke 13: 31-35; 02212016; 2 Lent When I first read Luke’s gospel story earlier this week, the first thing that came to mind was “road trip”.  That’s probably because I’ve been chatting with various family members about our trip up to the North Country in June.  Of course, there are numerous people’s calendars to mesh […]

  3. The Trash Bag Challenge

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    Luke 4: 1-13; 02142016; 1 Lent This Lenten season, I’ve decided to embrace the “Trash Bag Challenge” as my Lenten Devotion.  Here’s how it works:  Each day of Lent, you take one relatively unused item from your closet and place it in a trash bag.  At the end of Lent, you seal the bag and […]

  4. Dust to Dust

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    Psalm 103: 8-14; 02102016; Ash Wed. As I was reading our psalm this week, I was thinking about how well we Midlanders know all about dust.  How pervasive the dust is, in our neck of the woods.  It easily finds its way into the most tightly sealed houses, and through the most weatherproofed doors and […]

  5. Listen to Him!

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    Luke 9: 28-43; 02072016; Last Epiphany Earlier this week, I was sitting in my car in front of our house when a UPS Truck went flying by me.  As I watched, the driver suddenly hit the brakes and stopped several doors down the block.  I initially thought he must have seen the address he was […]

  6. Prophetic Resumes

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    Luke 4: 21-30; 01312016; 4 Epiphany When we left Jesus last Sunday, he was standing in the synagogue in Nazareth, the town he’d grown up in.  He’d just read some words of scripture, selected from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.  Perhaps you remember the words; “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because […]