Monthly Archives: June 2014

Jeremiah 38: The Officials, The Prophet, The Eunuch and the King

Jeremiah 38: 1-13 The Persecution and Rescue of the Inconvenient Prophet Now Shephatiah son of Mattan, Gedaliah son of Pashhur, Jucal son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur son of Malchiah heard the words that Jeremiah was saying to all the people, … Continue reading

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The Man I Tried To Be

All I wanted was to feel loved the way I tried to love Trying to make a person happy that knew unhappiness And for a while I succeeded and the shadows lifted From the soul of another who dwelt in … Continue reading

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Images for Second and Third Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 12 and 13 year A)

Two weeks together; Week 1: June 22, 2014 Jeremiah 20: 7-13                 I have become a laughingstock Psalm 69: 7-10, 16-18          It is for your sake I have borne … Continue reading

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Quiet Courage

We see it everyday and seldom give it a second thought For the courage we are trained to see rests in the extraordinary Acts of heroism that loudly demand us to stand up and take notice But far more common … Continue reading

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Our Life in Another’s Eyes

Are we the hero, or the villain, or merely an unseen extra A one- time addition to movie that plays out in their mind We never really know what the expected role we walk into is The expectations and the … Continue reading

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Back to Reality

Just a throwaway phrase from a conversation “Back to reality” and the brief escape was over Not that reality was some type of horrific existence Some nightmare that needed to be escaped But for a brief moment time seemed to … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 37: The People Who Do Not Hear

Jeremiah 37: 1-10 A Failure to Listen   Zedekiah son of Josiah, whom King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, succeeded Coniah son of Jehoiakim. 2 But neither he nor his servants nor the people of … Continue reading

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