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 Happy Pentecost!  Today’s blog has taken a different direction than we intended – we have no internet (but we do have an abundance of water filling up the aquifer, so thank you Holy Spirit for the much needed rain), and so are doing everything through the phone. 78 more words

The Church

Daily Riches: Fun Jesus (James Martin)

“When I imagine Jesus, it is not simply as a person who heals the sick, raises the dead, stills the storm, and preaches the good news. 440 more words

Loving Well

From Strength to Strength

Bless your people, Lord. You have given us the law that we may walk from strength to strength and raise our minds to you from this valley of tears. 11 more words

Random Thoughts

Forces of Nature

“Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands — a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.”    184 more words

Occasional Essays

Abundant Life - Currently Available for All

“I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly,” said the Christ (John 10:10). “All those other things – that big bank account, that prestige you seek, that power you hope to gain – those are all thieves and robbers,” he said. 133 more words

The Spiritual Life

Desert Pilgrimage — Arrival

“What’s the difference between a pilgrimage and a retreat?” I’ve been on spiritual retreats, but have no idea what to expect from a pilgrimage.

Marjory rarely answers a question without giving it a bit of thought, so I’m familiar with the dreamy, unfocused look that comes into her blue eyes, as if she’s pondering some far-off, imaginary mountain range. 628 more words

Occasional Essays

Kick-start Your Day With A New Adventure

Amazing how many scriptures in God’s Word specifically deal with our morning rituals! Do you have a morning ritual? On this journey, we’ll take a walk through the scriptures in the beautiful light of morning, and see what He has to say. 513 more words

Holy Scriptures