Tag Archives: Epiphany

The Place Where God Lives

What would it be like if we all just stopped for a moment and took a deep breath? What if we took that breath and imagined we were breathing in the very breath of God, and then exhaled everything in … Continue reading

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Three Magi and the Baptist

All those proclamations bubbling with hope during Advent start to fizzle out by the time the magi arrive. And fall even flatter with John the Baptist’s cry for repentance. With the heightened anxiety created by the current Administration and its … Continue reading

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What are You Looking For?

This question Jesus asked those first two who followed him –  “What are you looking for?” – haunts me. I can’t escape from it. Those two followers neatly avoided answering it. I don’t thing they were all that concerned with … Continue reading

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After the Journey

Sometimes it’s what you do after the journey that matters. We spent four weeks preparing ourselves for Bethlehem. Four weeks to make a journey that we take every year. We see the sights – Mary nine months pregnant plodding along, … Continue reading

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Christmas, Epiphany, and a Whole New Road

This week is the second Sunday in Christmastide and the Sunday before Epiphany. I’ve been reading both sets of texts and will be preaching on Matthew’s account of the coming of the magi. These magi traveled from foreign lands to … Continue reading

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Bidding Prayer for Epiphany and the New Year

Come, let us pray for the people of God gathered here and elsewhere. (silence or a time for people to quietly give voice to their concerns) Eternal God for whom a thousand years are a blink of an eye, hear … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Weary Psychiatric Chaplain

Some weeks are exhausting. There is not enough of me to go around. I am overwhelmed by the tasks and the needs placed before me. Weariness adds to the winter darkness. Isaiah’s words could be my own this week:  I … Continue reading

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