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Forward Day By Day – April 28, 2017

I feel for Daniel’s friends. While no one is threatening me with a trip to the furnace, I face temptations to bow down and worship any number of seductive gods of an insistent and consumption-driven culture. At this moment, I am pregnant and facing a deluge of...

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Speaking to the Soul: Speaking Truth to Power

by Maria Evans   Good ol’ Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego–I think the story of those three in the fiery furnace was one of my favorite Sunday School stories from childhood. It had all the things that make for a good kid story–a bad guy, good guys,...

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Forward Day By Day – April 27, 2017

Jesus gives the crowds an explicit and clear command about how they should live and what they should do: share. Our local community center hosts a preschool, and I have witnessed teachers instructing toddlers in this lesson that Jesus is teaching the crowds....

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Speaking to the Soul: I Can’t Wait to See

by Laurie Gudim 1 John 18-29 A few friends of mine and I get together every week or so for contemplative art.  Everyone brings her supplies, and we sit with one another in silence while we draw, write an icon, sew, play the harp, journal or meditate.  We are still new...

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Facebook Posts: Easter Around the Diocese

All Saints Episcopal Church, River Ridge It was a lovely candlelight service at All Saints tonight. Join us at 8 or 10 am to celebrate Easter. #theepiscopalchurchwelcomesyou #theepiscopalchurch #iamepiscopalian #ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀsᴜɴᴅᴀʏ A post shared by All Saints Episcopal...

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Forward Day By Day – April 26, 2017

We receive a confusing challenge from our reading in 1 John today, “Do not love the world or the things in the world.” I wonder if part of the challenge comes with using the word “love.” English offers us just one word—and we use it rather indiscriminately with family...

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Speaking to the Soul: The Sign of Jonah

by Tricia Gates Brown Matthew 12:41-42: “The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the...

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NEC Meditation Spring 2017

Rev. Jessie Smith This weekend with the rest of EPF’s National Executive Counsel has me thinking about the heart of our work.  Many of us are experiencing transition in our personal or professional lives, just as EPF is at a pivotal place in its organizational life. ...

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EPPN: Take action on hunger in Haiti

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure. As our world’s climate changes, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive floods and repetitive...

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Forward Day By Day – April 25, 2017

Each of us receives the call to evangelism in our baptismal waters. None of us will live out that call quite in the same way that Mark did. But one of the great gifts of Christian community is having people who can accompany us as we ask questions about the gifts we...

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Speaking to the Soul: Alleluia! Alleluia!

by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller   Alleluia! Alleluia! From my view at the dining room table I look outside and see the wind blowing. The color green is in abundance. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. The neighboring church steeple stands proudly. Childrens’...

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Forward Day By Day – April 24, 2017

Our parish had the marvelous experience of hosting a volume of the Saint John’s Bible for a year. This Bible is the first hand-scripted, hand-illuminated manuscript of the Bible produced by a Benedictine monastery in over five hundred years. We used a volume of the...

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Walking the Road

The post Walking the Road appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: Walking the Road [D365 Daily...

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Speaking to the Soul: Jesus Prays for Us

by Sarah Brock Today’s Readings: AM  Psalm 1, 2, 3   PM  Psalm 4, 7 Daniel 1:1-21; 1 John 1:1-10; John 17:1-11     Our feet firmly planted in Easter, the daily lectionary cycles us back to the chapter just before the Passion Narrative begins in the Gospel of...

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Unleash

Dear friends in Christ: unleash Jesus’ resurrection power in your life. Believe that Jesus is alive and at work within you and through you. It’s true. Make the miracles normal. We are the answer to Jesus’ prayer. -Br. Curtis Almquist Society of Saint John the...

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Forward Day By Day – April 23, 2017

Our son gently informed us that he no longer believed in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, or the Easter Bunny. He said he did, though, still believe in Jesus. We had a great discussion about asking questions—about faith and doubt. We talked about Thomas the disciple and...

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Speaking to the Soul: Break Out of Your Tomb

by Linda McMillan   John 9:1-41   We have not yet broken the pattern of the tomb! How will we ever get free?   Vampires can not stand the light. Have you noticed that? They run for the cover of their dark tombs as soon as daylight begins to creep across...

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Today

What would your bucket list include if you knew you had 80 more years? Ten? One? A month, week, a day. An hour. How we would spend our last seconds on the threshold has enormous power to transform all our days, even if today is the first of many, many more. -Br. Mark...

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