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My God Shall Supply All Our Needs

My God Shall Supply All Our Needs

Fr. Malcom’s sermon on January 27, stressing how our covetousness and desire for superiority over others affects our attitude toward money, has been most thought-provoking. It reminded me of how, many years ago, the Holy Spirit dealt with my own inability to give freely, with a generous heart.

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Glimmers

Glimmers

The sun is alight on the horizon this morning after the flooding, leaking rains of last night; bright glimmers of light slipping through the tree limbs and the fences. Glimmers much like echoes of the Christmas message that abound through Epiphanytide: He has come; the Light who brings life has come…

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Posture

Posture

Lately I have been reminded of how poor my prayer life is. For a tenet so central to the Christian faith, I’ve not given prayer its rightful place. The Christian life can feel dry and inactive, and sometimes God seems silent. Amidst my efforts to seek answers to my questions in prayer, I quickly forget that coming into the presence of God also means being sought by Him…

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Returning to the Sermon on the Mount

Returning to the Sermon on the Mount

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is a very high call, and something that forces us to rely greatly upon God’s Spirit. We do not have it in us, left to our own strength or efforts, to live the way that Jesus calls us to. But isn’t it also a beautiful way to live? And a thrill, really, when we courageously venture into this call, by God’s Spirit?

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New Year, New Opportunities

New Year, New Opportunities

Each year I try to take some portion of the Twelve Days of Christmas to retreat and spend intensive time in prayer. On the one hand, the Incarnation of our God into life here, on this littered planet with its strife-torn peoples, as a man of suffering and familiar with sorrows, simply deserves as much deep attention as we are able to give it…

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Speaking Into Suffering

Speaking Into Suffering

This past spring semester I wasn’t the hardworking, friendly Gordon College student I normally was. Instead of traveling abroad and studying chemistry at Cardiff University in Wales, I instead filled the first half of my junior year with experiential learning about socialized healthcare…

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Out of the Depths

Out of the Depths

The darkest season of my life descended a number of years ago while my late husband and I were traveling in Ireland. A trip that might have been a celebration of our twenty-fifth anniversary was instead an attempt to repair the frayed fabric of our marriage…

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Dance With Me

Dance With Me

Shame says, “I am irredeemably bad.” It masquerades as godly guilt. But rather than convicting of sin so that one can confess, repent, and receive forgiveness, shame wallows and festers and destroys. For most of my life, I was infected with devastating shame…

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Light Into Darkness

Light Into Darkness

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. During Advent we look forward to the Word of God, incarnate, coming into the world—to the True Light coming into the darkness. Like John the Baptist, we “bear witness to the light, that all might believe” through us. So...

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The Beginnings of Good Things

The Beginnings of Good Things

Sunday the 18th was Commitment Sunday in our Forming and Sending Campaign. The pledges we received during the services are being counted as I write. And the evening’s Celebration Event was full of joy and brimming with excitement. There are many who have taken roles in the campaign…

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