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Message from the Midwives

Today, I was reading the Old Testament lesson from the lectionary, a familiar tale to many of baby Moses, hidden in his basket among the bullrushes. 595 more words

Quotations And Reflections

Conformed or Transformed?

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds” (Romans 12:2)

One January evening we had a snow-melt leak in our finished basement. 301 more words

With Grateful Hearts

Giftedness

It is an ancient tradition to lift up the Seven-fold Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  In fact, we claim those seven gifts at every ordination through the rubric that requires either Veni Creator Spiritus or Veni Sancte Spiritus be sung prior to the Consecration.   464 more words

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On Conforming to this World

It is rare that I don’t focus this blog and my sermons on the Gospel text appointed for a Sunday, but for some reason, this week, I’m feeling a strong connection to the… 459 more words

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Deal with it!

“But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.” Exodus 1:12

Imagine you have a leaky faucet in the bathtub and the dripping is keeping you awake all night. 369 more words

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A Living Sacrifice

When I was in high school, I became pretty heavily involved in Young Life, a parachurch youth ministry.  Things weren’t really happening at the Episcopal Church of my upbringing (a well rehearsed trope, to be sure), so I chose instead to hang out with the hundred or so kids who showed up on Wednesday nights for Club.   456 more words

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