Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jeremiah 41 The Murder of Gedaliah and a Shattered Hope

In the seventh month, Ishmael son of Nethaniah son of Elishama, of the royal family, one of the chief officers of the king, came with ten men to Gedaliah son of Ahikam, at Mizpah. As they ate bread together there … Continue reading

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Seeing our Better Selves

When my image is captured and frozen in time it is so easy to see what I don’t like Even more than my mirror image where I can turn and perhaps see things differently In the moving image I can … Continue reading

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Sometimes when you least expect it to happen it happens There in your isolation someone else sees and hears Maybe just a passing stranger who smiles sweetly Or the kindred spirit you had stopped seeking Wanders into your life and … Continue reading

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The Givers

There are those people who are born with an innate sense of compassion Whose oversized hearts sometimes lead again and again to painful paths Where they enter into another’s life and struggles and bear their burdens But in those moments … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 40: The Remnant

Jeremiah 40: 1-11 Jeremiah and the Remnant Settle in the Land The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he took him bound in fetters … Continue reading

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Images for the Sixth and Seventh Sunday after Pentecost-Lectionary 16 and 17A

Was out last week, but here are some images from the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost (Matthew 13: 13:24-30, 36-43) The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-53) This is a series of parables which Jan Luyken has an illustration … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Fools

Into the fertile fields committed to the harvest wheat and tares are allowed to grow together And the kingdom of heaven grows from the inconspicuous seed into the noxious bush Making a mockery of the cedars of Lebanon or the … Continue reading

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Silent Nights

I spend my days in a world saturated by sounds and people Conversations that catch my ear and individuals crying for my attention Frequently called upon to address the cares of the moment Retreating only occasionally into the sanctuary of … Continue reading

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The People We Wish We Were

Admiration can so quickly turn to envy and self deprecation When we see someone else who in the sliver of their life we see Inspires us and yet reflects back the part of us we like the least We desire … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 39: The City Falls

Jeremiah 39: 1-10 The Destruction of Jerusalem In the ninth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, in the tenth month, King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and besieged it; 2 in the eleventh year of … Continue reading

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