Reflections and Meditations

Reflections and meditations on the daily readings from the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Digital Network, Forward Day By Day, Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), Episcopal Cafe, D365.org and the Lectionary (Satucket.com).

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Forward Day By Day - June 21, 2017

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 ...
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Words Matter

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 ...
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Trinity

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 ...
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Forward Day By Day - June 20, 2017

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 ...
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Taste and See

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 ...
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Turn

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 ...
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Forward Day By Day - June 19, 2017

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 ...
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New Life

New Life

The post New Life appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: New Life [D365 Daily Devotions] ...
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Speaking to the Soul: Remain and Witness

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 ...
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Forward Day By Day - June 18, 2017

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 ...
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Bad Sheep and Good Wolves

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 ...
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Gateway

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 ...
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Forward Day By Day - June 17, 2017

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 ...
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An Image of Community

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 ...
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Competition for Perfection

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: ...
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Forward Day By Day - June 16, 2017

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 ...
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Forward Day By Day - June 15, 2017

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 ...
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Worshiping in Spirit and in Truth

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 ...
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Thanksgiving over the water

Thanksgiving over the water

I have always been drawn to the water. The infinite possibilities of an empty horizon, and the wash of air surrounding my body with its ...
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Forward Day By Day - June 14, 2017

Forward Day By Day – June 14, 2017

We hear many voices—including our own—telling us that we aren’t meeting acceptable standards. It’s hard to imagine being the apple of anyone’s eye, much less ...
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