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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 24, 2019

The longest walk we will ever experience is away from the gravesite of a loved one. This walk evokes many emotions, as memories flash before ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 23, 2019

How often have you thought, “If I only had one more day, one more hour, one more moment, I would do things differently”? Although it ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 22, 2019

Matthew includes the discipleship of Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph throughout his Passion narrative. He highlights their presence at the ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 21, 2019

My mom was a magnificent cook. She would change ingredients and seasonings, turning an old recipe into a totally new and different offering. Former recipes ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 20, 2019

In our Old Testament reading, Job is having a personal pity party, feeling his life is hopeless. To be honest, Job has every reason to ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 19, 2019

When Good Friday draws near and we remember the sounds of the nails and the shadows of Golgotha, we should also remember who we are ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 18, 2019

In my work, I am often afforded the grace of being present with people during their death processes. There are many “blessin’s and lessons” witnessed ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 17, 2019

As a member of the body of Christ, I am grateful to be surrounded with a great cloud of witnesses, past and present. I love ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 16, 2019

All of us have weaknesses and limitations—emotional, spiritual, or physical. These characteristics are there for a reason. God’s best work is accomplished using weak, broken, ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 15, 2019

New tree saplings require support to ensure they grow upright. Once a sapling grows strong enough, the supports are removed and the tree remains straight, ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 14, 2019

The daughters of Jerusalem accompany Jesus to Calvary, weeping as a sign of their deep love for Jesus and lamenting his fate. Through parched lips, ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 13, 2019

The image of God writing on our hearts is so endearing. During seasons in which we struggle, it is good news to our souls to ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 12, 2019

This passage from John reminds me of the late, great Aretha Franklin’s version of “O Mary Don’t You Weep.” The song describes the emotional story ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 11, 2019

In a musical production, actors and musicians offer up many songs and spoken lines. Despite the diversity of instruments and vocal ranges, it is imperative ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 10, 2019

I have so many security codes and personal identification numbers; I can mix them up if I am not careful. Sometimes I feel like these ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 9, 2019

Our hearts are the cores of our beings—physically pumping blood and emotionally serving as the place where our judgment, character, and beliefs are formed. This ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 8, 2019

People look at him but never really see him. The neighbors wonder about him but never really talk to him. The disciples only to see ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 7, 2019

Jesus knows a lot about economic stimulus plans from his study of the Torah: “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 6, 2019

My grandmother used to sing an old gospel song, “Trouble Don’t Last Always.” As I have grown older, I’ve started humming it to console myself ...
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Forward Day By Day – April 5, 2019

When you read through Acts and the letters Paul writes to his congregations, it is hard to deny that Paul suffers greatly for the sake ...
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