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Understanding Spiritual Matters

The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, ‘Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, … Continue reading

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Set the Mind on the Spirit

“To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6) How do we set the mind on the spirit in such a physical world? It’s almost as … Continue reading

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Deciding Our Fate

My husband and I were hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk with the signal on the way home from a meeting at our son’s middle school. We were excited to walk in the cold with the brand … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Like Someone

When we like someone, we accept all their actions and words. “Oh, that’s just the way he or she is.” We forgive them and continue the friendship. However, if we don’t like someone, we look for reasons to hate everything … Continue reading

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Pray Before Meditation

Often when I meditate, I have difficulty clearing my mind. Many times in the early morning I give up completely and start my day without meditating for more than a few minutes. For most of my life I’ve prayed at … Continue reading

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I Can’t Be Humble, I’m On Facebook

For the first time ever, our church gathered writings from parishioners and created a Lenten devotional booklet. Do we need these writings? Yes. Today I found myself looking at an Easter display and thinking I needed to get the ingredients for … Continue reading

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Revolution Not Resolution

After almost 11 years of yoga practice, I’m timidly starting a Personal Revolution to kick off the New Year. Opening myself to new possibilities, I have no way of knowing what will happen. As a gift for my birthday this … Continue reading

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Not Being Negative Was Put To The Test

The build up to the holidays can be stressful without any extraneous situations. With all my might I tried not to be negative during the week before Christmas, but many forces conspired against me. One morning I woke to a … Continue reading

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A Real Life Parable Made Me Think

After church started on Easter Sunday, an Asian man in his 30’s sat down in the pew in front of me. I had the feeling he was homeless but it wasn’t obvious. I handed him my bulletin and showed him … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Letting Go

Scaffolding rose up toward the ceiling where the altar usually stands at the front of the church. Even though this was a special day for my son to celebrate Communion, we were not going to be kneeling at our familiar … Continue reading

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