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 – March 23, 2017

The psalmist has named a truth about my life: I live with a divided heart. My heart is divided between who I am and who ...
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Speaking to the Soul: Freedom

by Laurie Gudim John 8:21-32 Buds are opening everywhere, birthing tender leaves of the brightest green.  They crawl instinctively out into the air and reach ...
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Being Loved: Week 4 | Day 5

“Love one another as I have loved you,” Jesus said after washing the feet of his disciples. Br. Luke Ditewig notes that love comes out ...
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Speaking to the Soul: Three Weeks In

by Linda McMillan Deuteronomy 4:2 Matthew 5:19 Lent is that time of year when we get to makeup a few commandments of our own! By ...
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Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 4: See Life in a Different Way

Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 4 March 22, 2017 Reflection on Chapter 7-9 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist My message last week focused ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 22, 2017

When the sun sets and night comes, many people turn on the lights. When my wife and I leave home in the evening, she will ...
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Listen: Week 4 | Day 4

It can be too easy to make assumptions or presumptions about what we or others need. Br. Keith Nelson explores how listening itself can be ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 21, 2017

Several years ago, I spent a summer participating in a pastoral care internship. As the summer progressed, I realized I was really doing an internship ...
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Speaking to the Soul: What Is Wholeness?

by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller It seems a fitting question to ponder this Lent. For me, I don’t think I can talk about wholeness without talking about what ...
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Ministry of Prayer and Intercession: Week 4 | Day 3

How can prayer address human suffering and unjust structures in the world? Br. James Koester shares his own experiences of the power of prayer around ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 20, 2017

Growing up isn’t limited to children or a particular age group. Regardless of age, we are all in the process of growing up, and that ...
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Sight for the Blind

The post Sight for the Blind appeared first on d365 Daily Devotionals. This post appeared here first: Sight for the Blind [D365 Daily Devotions] ...
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Speaking to the Soul: The other father

by Sarah Brock Today’s Readings for the Feast of Saint Joseph AM  Psalm 132; Isaiah 63:7-16 PM  Psalm 34; 2 Chronicles 6:12-17; Ephesians 3:14-21 Matthew ...
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Confess the Good: Week 4 | Day 2

What if you were asked to confess… to all the good you’ve done? Br. Mark Brown shares how important it is that we acknowledge all ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 19, 2017

The Samaritan woman’s question about living water is not just a question; it is also a confession. She doesn’t have “living water” and doesn’t know ...
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Speaking to the Soul: Wild Waters

by Linda McMillan This encounter is for thirst quenching, for knowing and for being known. John 4:5-42 On his cross, Jesus said, “I thirst.” The ...
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Channels of Mission: Week 4 | Day 1

Suffering is a part of the human condition that none of us completely escapes. As Br. David Vryhof explains in this introduction to the fourth ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 18, 2017

I have a pretty long wish list. I have places I want to go. I have things I want to do. I have dreams I ...
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Speaking to the Soul: God in Creation

by Linda Ryan The wider our contemplation of creation, the grander is our conception of God.  –  Cyril of Jerusalem This week I’ve been thinking ...
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Well of Life: Week 3 | Day 7

Do the promises of the Baptismal Covenant ever feel abstract or distant to you? Patrick Burrows shares how completing the “Well of Life” activity helped ...
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