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God is Enough for the Storm

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Dirt

by Linda McMillan   Sometimes things are not the way we think they are going to be. They may be much better or much worse, or just much different, but it’s not like what we imagined. I suspect it was this way for Jesus’ disciples too. They thought the Kingdom of...

Forward Day By Day – June 17, 2018

Every Sunday afternoon, I retreat to my favorite chair and read the New York Times, complete with an entire page of puzzles—including the infamous crossword. I start tinkering with it right away and come back to the puzzle for a few minutes each day for the next week....

Yes, No, or But

Matthew 5:33-37   I have always liked the book of Matthew. It is one of the synoptic Gospels, sharing similarities with both Mark and Luke, yet with some differences. Matthew and Luke both seem to have copied bits of Mark but put in different emphases and different...

Forward Day By Day – June 16, 2018

Whenever I read about the Apostle Peter, I hear my grandmother’s voice in my head saying, “Bless his heart!” I often wonder if I’m much different from Peter. Peter wants to stay on the mountaintop with Jesus, where things are calm and safe and where nobody is...

The Dust of God

There is a lot to work with in the readings for Friday in the season of Pentecost, Proper 5. Not the least because it is interesting to look at the difference and similarities in translation between the Book of Common Prayer and Robert Alter’s The Book of Psalms. Let...

Forward Day By Day – June 15, 2018

As a culture, we place an enormous amount of emphasis on self-reliance and personal accountability. Helping someone is all well and good until it affects our bottom line. “I made it all on my own,” we say, “and you should too.” It is little wonder we are so...

Forward Day By Day – June 14, 2018

For the better part of a decade, I’ve made an annual retreat to a convent in southern Ohio. It is a time of deep spiritual rest and refreshment—and a lot of prayer! Each day, shortly before dawn the community gathers for Lauds, followed by Morning Prayer and...

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