Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

I hope you all are well on these chilly days. I was meditating recently on this verse from Psalm 42, it’s a favorite of mine. The image it brings to my mind is so peaceful and calming. As I meditate I can almost hear these flowing steams.

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On Being A Blessing

I pray that you and yours are safe and well and warm on these very cold January days. Winter is not always my favorite season of the year, but as the sun starts to come back and the days grow longer, I gain a sense of hope and promise for what is to come.

In this new calendar year and in the midst of this ongoing pandemic, I’ve been thinking about the quality of my life and yours. It’s not that I’m trying to come up with New Year’s resolutions several weeks late, but more of a sense of how I want to go through my days, moment to moment. Maybe it’s more of having a certain attitude about life in general and how that colors the way I act with people specifically.

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How Much Faith Matters

I pray that you and yours are safe and well and warm on these cold January days. I pray, too, that some of the light of Christmas continues to shine in your life to give you hope and to allow you to bring hope to others. For the light of God that is in us, however small or dim, brings light to our lives and to the lives of everyone around us.

We are living in a year in which we are focusing on Faith Matters. It’s the theme or focus we’ve taken up for the year as a way to learn more about our faith in terms of what we Christians believe about God and how we are to live our lives…

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Facing all the Epiphanies

Yesterday, January 6, we remember two anniversaries. In our church calendar it is the Feast of the Epiphany, where we celebrate that God’s Messiah, Jesus Christ, was made visible to all the peoples of the earth. Yet our church celebrations do not happen separated from our earthly time.

It feels a little like an elephant in the room to not name that January 6 is the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the US Capitol. Last year, and throughout the entire pandemic it feels like there have been several epiphanies, revealings or uncoverings, and not all of these are positive.

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