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 – 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Devotions] ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 22, 2017

The word “proclaim” is rooted in the Latin proclamare, meaning “to cry out.” We are commanded in the scriptures to proclaim the good news of ...
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Speaking to the Soul: What happened to “Happy Easter?”

by Linda Ryan I remember being told when I was younger that as you get older time goes by faster. It used to be the three ...
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Speaking to the Soul: Two Visions

by Kristin Fontaine I was at Norwescon 40 Easter Weekend. The Science Guest of Honor was Ethan Siegel who is both a a theoretical astrophysicist ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 21, 2017

In the gospels, particularly in John’s Gospel, our relationship with Jesus is often explored through metaphors of nourishment. Jesus nourishes our lives as the bread, ...
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Hallelujah!

It may be too early to say much more about the resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter than to proclaim, “Hallelujah, “ while we catch ...
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