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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Ministry Reflection: What does it mean to be powerless?

by the Rev. Seamus Doyle, member of the Addiction Recover Ministry Recently I was half-listening to an interview on NPR about the stress and strain ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 8, 2021

When I was studying for my bachelor’s degree, I was looked down upon because I did not follow the prevailing theory on musicianship that was ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 7, 2021

When I think of home, I think of the kitchen. My family has had many conversations while eating food prepared on the counters. It is ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 6, 2021

Sometimes, I have difficulty finding God. Even when I am in church, singing the hymns and sacred songs, praying the historical and biblical prayers, listening ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 5, 2021

This verse reminds me of a friend. After only a few days of studying a language, he would begin to complain about the details that ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 4, 2021

The psalms describe several instruments for worship, including brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Regardless of the instrument, the message is the same: praise God! In ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 3, 2021

In my gardening experience, I have learned that the rain nourishes my plants in different ways: It feeds the plants and washes off any dust ...
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Ministry Reflection: From the Night of My First Buzz

In her book, The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, Leslie Jamison writes: “From the night of my first buzz, I didn’t understand why everyone in ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 2, 2021

Will my son live? I can imagine that this question is racing through the royal official’s mind when he begs Jesus to heal his son ...
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Forward Day By Day – March 1, 2021

In this chapter of John, Jesus starts his conversation with the Samaritan woman by talking about her marital situation. However, rather than heaping condemnation after ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 28, 2021

So is it perfect obedience or is it our faith that makes us God’s children? A girl in my preschool class sat crying at the ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 27, 2021

When my sisters and I were young, our mother punished us for fighting by making us sit on the couch and hold hands for hours ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 26, 2021

When I read Moses’ question about God’s requirements answered with the word only followed by: fear God, walk with God, love God, and serve God ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 25, 2021

In our small, high-desert town, my siblings and I often spent whole nights in the backyard under deep, dark skies filled with unimaginably brilliant stars ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 24, 2021

Abide is a seldom-used word. In most contexts, it means to live or stay or remain. How can we remain in Christ’s love? One simple ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 23, 2021

For thirty years, I was married to a home builder who smoothed concrete, swung a hammer, and raised walls. We used to laugh when friends ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 22, 2021

At age five, I asked my older brother what infinity meant. He said it meant “to go on forever.” I looked in the bathroom medicine ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 21, 2021

A dear friend once said, in her west Texas accent, “When I try to control everything around me, I find I make a pitiful God.” ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 20, 2021

Have you ever felt distant from God, as if your prayers bounced off the ceiling and landed at your feet? I have waited decades for ...
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Forward Day By Day – February 19, 2021

Halfway through the intersection, I realized I had run a red light. My heart pounded, and time seemed to slow down as I became aware ...
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