Seeking the Star

January 6, 2021    King Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word.” (Matthew...

Psalm of Job

From dawn to dusk, from dusk to dawn, O God guide our breaths, our lives, our loves. We are fragile and frail, O Eternal Glory. We are so full of pride that we downplay our faults, and so full of faults that we downplay our possibilities. What is the sky to a speck of...

Joy in the Morning

Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good? O taste and see that the Lord is good. – Psalm 34:12 & 8a (NRSV)  The sounds of rain on the pavement and wind through the trees outside my window wake me up. The sun is content to bide its...

Arise and Come Away

From greed, from vanity, from despair, from doubt, come away, o my soul. Arise and come away. From apathy, from anger, from mistrust, from fear, come away, o my soul. Arise and come away. Breathe in love, breathe out peace. Notice life as it touches your skin. Arise...

It’s Not about the Bread

Jesus said to the disciples, “Watch out, and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” They said to one another, “It is because we have brought no bread.” Jesus said, “How could you fail to perceive that I was not speaking about bread?” – Matthew...

Cedar Logs

Another sign, O Spirit, please — another sign. You have poured the oil for a healing sign, and it is good. You have struck up music for a joyous sign, and it is good. You have gathered warriors for an encouraging sign, and it is good. I have felt the soft oil,...

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