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Forward Day By Day – June 21, 2017

Boss, our big, fluffy, smiling Samoyed has to be walked at night because the heat and humidity in Miami is too intense for a dog bred for the Arctic. I enjoy our 9 p.m. walks around the neighborhood. Of course I carry a flashlight, but I used to turn it off if there...

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Words Matter

by Leslie Scoopmire   Daily Office readings for June 21, 2017:   Yesterday, my friends Andrew and Maria and I were blessed to go on a retreat with our bishop as the day of our ordination to the priesthood draws near. One of the things we did was to go over...

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Trinity

Christian theology found the Trinity useful as a way of keeping us silent before the mystery of God. It is the insight that God is beyond all thought that lies behind our doctrine of the Trinity. -Br. Robert L’Esperance Society of Saint John the Evangelist To...

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Forward Day By Day – June 20, 2017

Shortly before our older daughter came home for her first Thanksgiving since leaving for college, the freshman dean sent a letter to us. He quoted Kahlil Gibran’s poem “Our Children,” reminding us that we do not own our children: “You may give them your love but not...

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Taste and See

by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller   “Just bring along your elbow grease,” said my pastor.   I was preparing to meet with the pastor and other youth for our first communion instruction. For one night we would gather with our families and the pastor to talk about...

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Turn

Our faithfulness will be measured in small things, daily decisions and choices, the constant turning of our hearts to God. We will be asked to turn away from the voices that discourage us or tell us that the offering of our lives to God is foolishness, and to embrace...

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Forward Day By Day – June 19, 2017

My daughter had just begun law school when we discovered she needed a series of laser surgeries to treat diabetic retinopathy. Fears over vision loss and resulting surgical pain felt overwhelming to both of us. One night, halfway between sleep and wakefulness, my...

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New Life

The post New Life appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: New Life [D365 Daily...

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Speaking to the Soul: Remain and Witness

by Sarah Brock   Today’s Readings: AM  Psalm 80  PM  Psalm 77, 79 1 Samuel 1:1-20; Luke 20:9-19 Acts 1:1-14   While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. ‘This’, he said, ‘is what you have...

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Forward Day By Day – June 18, 2017

Years ago, my sister’s car was hit head-on by a truck that jumped the median. People stopped to call 911 and put their hands on the car, praying that the woman trapped inside would live. The men who brought the Jaws of Life, the crew in the rescue helicopter, her...

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Bad Sheep and Good Wolves

by Linda McMillan Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23) In the story of Little Red Riding Hood, a young girl is sent through the forest to Grandmother’s house. En route to Grandmother’s house she met a wolf, a big wolf, it was a very bad hombre of a wolf, and Little Red Riding Hood...

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Gateway

Dying is a recurring invitation in life, and out of death – life’s relentless little deaths and our ultimate death – comes the gateway to life. -Br. Curtis Almquist Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More and to Leave a Comment, Click Here This post appeared...

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Forward Day By Day – June 17, 2017

My best childhood friend lived next door, and her mother, Mrs. Beaufort, became my model of perfect hospitality long before I knew that word. Even if my friend wasn’t home, I would go visit Mrs. Beaufort—and I was always welcome. When I was nine, she taught me to...

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An Image of Community

by Linda Ryan   I think everybody has images that live in their minds and that surface now and again at various times. I know I have been at weddings which brought to my mind images of other weddings, and also mental pictures of events that occurred even before I...

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Competition for Perfection

by Kristin Fontaine Nearly 2 years ago, during the last General Convention I learned a phrase that I have found very useful in my life: Perfect is the enemy of good. In the context of General Convention the quote was intended to point out that, with some legislation,...

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Forward Day By Day – June 16, 2017

I can recall several times when people have wept for me—not for the situation I was in—just for me. One was a doctor who had no choice but to perform a painful procedure after I had complications from a C-section. One was a priest whom I barely knew and who...

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Forward Day By Day – June 15, 2017

Some years ago, our new assistant priest, Father Mario, made a hospital visit to a Jamaican woman who was not recovering well from surgery. He paid his visit at night, when things were quiet. Days had passed since this woman’s surgery, and she still had no appetite....

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Worshiping in Spirit and in Truth

by Laurie Gudim The Feast Day of Evelyn Underhill John 4:19-24 The two spiritual practices that have undergirded my relationship with God are self-examination and contemplative prayer.  The first I learned in my early twenties in Jungian analysis, when I began to...

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