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The Gift...
Birthdays are times of gift giving. We, as the church, had a
birthday.   This is contained in a fuller
understanding of The Feast of Pentecost. Have you had a conscious celebration
of this ever new event in your life, and in the continuing life of The Body ...

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What has brought about this "newness
of life?" Our encounter with the living Person of Our Lord, and Savior,
Jesus the Christ. Our faith teaches us that in each and every encounter with
The Risen Christ, we are being transformed into being His living presen...

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Lent and "the desert journey" are synonymous.   There is a mystery revealed to us, ever new, as
we trudge the days, and the weeks of Lent.   This is a mystery that has been hidden from some, but revealed to those
who have been blessed with the courage to le...

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comes and goes. Now we see it, now we don't. But what is our memory of The
Light, Whose appearance we celebrated just a few short weeks ago? Compared to
The Light, all other lights are like comparing   the flickering light of a candle to the   dazzlin...

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As The Christmas-Epiphany Season, moment by moment, draws to
a close, I take this opportunity to wish you the peace, joy, and love this time
is designed to bring to you and all of creation. The peace, joy, and love of
God is coming to you uniquely, in a one...

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Advent 2016, never before,
never again, has come to us, here and now, with an eternal newness. A newness
that always challenges us to put on a new set of lenses so we will have
the faith and courage to let go of the certainty and the security of the
past. F...

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The seasons we observe in Mother Nature are used as a
paradigm for the seasons of our hearts and souls. As we reflect on the physical
realities we are brought to the understanding, that   behind all that we see is a far deeper reality.   In all reality is p...

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  “At the center of our being is a point of
nothingness which is untouched by sin, and by illusion, a point of pure truth,
a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal,
from which God disposes our lives, which is inaccessib...

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Another birthday approaches. I am an old-old, that is
according to an article I just read. To use John Denver's words "I have
become what I never thought I would be." It is so appropriate those words
are from "Some days are diamond, some days are stone," wh...

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Life can be challenging at times.
Then there are those moments when the challenges appear to be just too much for
us. That is when we get into fear and the panic button is pressed. I see that most
of the kids are now back in school. Vacation time is now a d...
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