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Forward Day By Day – August 18, 2017

In June 2011 I started a bicycle trip around the country. I spent one year without flying or driving, to discover how Christians were—or were not—responding to climate change. I called this trip a Carbon Sabbath. On my second night, I bicycled through Oxnard and...

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Blindness

by Maria Evans   AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32 2 Samuel 15:19-37; Acts 21:37-22:16; Mark 10:46-52   AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32 2 Samuel 15:19-37; Acts 21:37-22:16; Mark 10:46-52   What an interesting juxtaposition we have today in our reading...

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Forward Day By Day – August 17, 2017

I came into clergy life through the backdoor. I was working as a musician, and a good friend invited me to play mandolin at a church in a jazz venue. The community I found in that jazz venue changed my life, leading me to seminary and eventually to ordination as an...

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Listening in Servant Leadership

by Laurie Gudim Mark 10:32-45 Once, when a young friend of mine was grieving the death of a favorite aunt, I asked her what she would miss most. With tears in her voice she told me, “She really listened to me. She didn’t just pretend.” At the core of servant...

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The sanctity of speech

The first Person to speak in our shared scriptures, appropriately, is God. “Let there be light,” God said, in the first chapter of Genesis. And then, “Let us make humanity in our image.” And God blessed them, and it was very good.   The second person to speak, in...

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Forward Day By Day – August 16, 2017

In various parts of the Spanish-speaking world, a parent will occasionally use the formal second person “usted” with their own children. Usually, this happens when a child has done something wrong. In this passage, David pulls out “usted.” He has been convinced to...

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Richard's story

I recently had a chance to meet and talk with John Buenz at an event at the Diocese of El Camino Real in San Jose, CA. I was surprised when I learned that he and his wife, Marilyn, have been contributing monthly to Episcopal Relief & Development, since the days...

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Humble in the Act of Giving

I recently had a chance to meet and talk with John Buenz at an event at the Diocese of El Camino Real in San Jose, CA. I was surprised when I learned that he and his wife, Marilyn, have been contributing monthly to Episcopal Relief & Development, since the days...

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Forward Day By Day – August 15, 2017

For years, I thought the Beatles’ song “Let It Be” was an anthem of passive acceptance. My theory seemed affirmed by the song’s vague and innocuous references to the Virgin Mary and its implications that God favors those who don’t buck the system. But give this song...

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Waiting

by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller   As I write this it’s currently July. A hot July in Missouri. A hot July in which I am pregnant. I’m in the last few weeks of my third trimester, awaiting the birth of our second child.   I’m not sure whether it’s the summer, the...

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Forward Day By Day – August 14, 2017

A few years ago, a friend’s wife was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer—typically a death sentence. But she made a miraculous, full recovery. Today a parishioner with a similar diagnosis begins hospice care. This woman is loving, courageous, and gentle, and...

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Beginning Again

The post Beginning Again appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: Beginning Again [D365 Daily...

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Birthing Justice

by Sarah Brock   Readings for the Feast Day of Jonathan Myrick Daniels: Psalm 85:7-13 Proverbs 4:20-27; Galatians 3:22-28; Luke 1:46-55   “My soul doth magnify the Lord.” “For he that is mighty hath magnified me.”   This is the translation of the...

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Forward Day By Day – August 13, 2017

As a surfer, I have recently learned the art of long boarding—riding very big boards in small surf. For traditional long boarders, the apex of the sport is nose riding. To ride the nose, a surfer positions the board in the steepest part of the wave and then walks to...

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A Tale of Two Storms

by Linda McMillan Matthew 14 On the last leg of my recent summer vacation I visited a city called Sanya, on the island of Hinan. The beaches there are so beautiful that people call it “The Hawaii of China,” and you’d believe that too, if you’d never been to the actual...

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Forward Day By Day – August 12, 2017

I am in the process of moving my wife and our two young children from a city where we have friends, jobs, and resources to a place where we are unknown. We discovered that the new home we struggled to purchase required major remodeling. While we await the completion...

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Lady With the Lamp

by Linda Ryan   The year I was in third grade was a rough year. I seemed to catch just about every disease that came down the pike, and I missed a lot of school. I also found out what boredom was. Mama didn’t have time to read to me all the time, especially...

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Forward Day By Day – August 11, 2017

I’m somewhere in there—somewhere in that crowd that Jesus finds arguing. I am trying to help, but I end up confused. Most of the time, I am nameless in the crowd. Occasionally, I am a father in desperate need. My roles shift steadily, but Jesus’ role remains the same....

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Enough

by Kristin Fontaine Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” ~Mark 9:24 The above quote is from the gospel reading for Friday’s Daily Office. It struck me because it seems to contradict itself. ‘I believe,’ the...

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