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Are You Full of Sap? Producing Fruit Even in Old Age

Psalm 92: 1-4, 12-15 1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; 2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, 3 to the … Continue reading

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Out of the Depths

We are considering Psalm 130. I want to begin by rearranging, modernizing, and amplifying the voice of the psalmist.  In verse 3, he confesses “O Lord, if you should keep a permanent record of our human sin and evil, who … Continue reading

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How Does God Communicate with Me? with You? with Us?

This Memorial Day, let us remember not just those who have given the last full measure of devotion for our nation, but those who actively serve in harm’s way on our behalf. Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 One of … Continue reading

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Meditation for Ascension Sunday

Ephesians 1: 15-23, Luke 24: 44-53, Acts 1:1-11 You may have noticed that we altered the order of the readings this afternoon, putting the gospel lesson before the lesson from Acts. This is the natural order of things, especially since … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Mothers Laying Down Their Lives for Their Children

On certain Sundays, it seems wise to focus on the day rather than on the lectionary, and Mother’s Day is certainly one of those Sundays. Still, given the gospel lesson, it is easy to pick a text to go with … Continue reading

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