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The Hope that Empowers … Rev 21:1-6a … 1 Nov 2015

We have the world renowned New World symphony by Antonin Dvorak, written in 1893, during his five year stint in the USA.  Incorporating Negro and Native American music, this symphony is full of the promise, the open spaces, and the … Continue reading

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Regaining Our Vision — Mark 10:46-52 — Sunday 25 October 2015

Whether our inner vision and senses are sharp or blunt makes all the difference to our lives in a multitude of ways.  Think of some of the amazing software inventions of the last years.  There is the prayer, “Be thou my … Continue reading

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The one who is consumed by material things, never seems to have enough — Mark 10:17 ff — 11 October 2015

Mk 10:22 “Sell all you have: and come, follow me.” The one who is always treating lightly or leaving the material, seems always to have more than they need.  The one who is consumed by material things, never seems to … Continue reading

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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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