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For the Hungry, Exhausted and Dispirited — John 6:24-35 — Sunday August 2, 2015

Ex 16:2-4, 9-15; Ps 78:14-20, 23-25; Eph 4:17-25; John 6:24-35 Last week we heard John 6 and the feeding of the 5000.  Today we read John’s account of Jesus’ explanation and interpretation of the deeper meaning of that feeding miracle. … Continue reading

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Where is our journey leading — Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 — Sunday July 19 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The metaphor of ‘the journey’ appears in literature (like the patriarchs in the book of Genesis, Homer’s Odyssey, and thousands more);  ‘the journey’ appears in technology (all the motorcar adverts, and the Google … Continue reading

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When there is catastrophe in our life — Amos 7:7-15 — July 12, 2015

When everything seems to be going in the wrong direction Aren’t there times in our lives that it seems that everything is going in the wrong direction?  Despite our best efforts, perhaps, still, things seem to be falling apart. In … Continue reading

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WHEN WE CAN’T SEE HEALING — Mark 6:1-13 — July 5 2015

HIDDEN (OR INACCESSIBLE) IN PLAIN SIGHT: There have surely been many attempts to deal with pain and inflammation in human history.  In 1763, the Rev. Edward Stone noted that the (white) willow tree was effective in reducing fever.  The active … Continue reading

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When We are in the Grip of Anxiety — Mark 5:21-43 — June 28 2015

Mk 5:21-43 “Do not fear; only trust.” Sunday June 28 2015 This gospel reading can be summed up by the few words of Jesus to the head of the synagogue:  “Do not fear; only trust.”  One writer said Mark chapter 4 … Continue reading

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Lord give me a Mercedes Benz — John 17 — May 17 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015 John 17 When or how do you experience communion with God?  Could it be on a dark, clear, and starry night?  Could it be in a spectacular dawn or sunset?  Could it be through some vista … Continue reading

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Remembering What’s Most Important — Mt 23:3 — Sunday Nov 2, 2014

The 1999 Academy Award winning movie Cider House Rules directed by Lasse Hallström starred Charlize Theron and Michael Caine.  The book (by John Irving) and the movie dealt with ways in which rules imposed by the authorities sometimes cannot be, or … Continue reading

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Abraham’s offering

Sunday, June 29, 2014   Gen 22:1-14 Abraham’s Offering of Isaac The supreme moment in the spiritual pilgrimage of Abraham, towards which the previous events have been moving (‘after these things’).  Abraham’s response of complete surrender showed the solidity of … Continue reading

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