Tag Archives: Hebrews

A Little Worthlessness and a Lot of Love: A Pastoral Prayer

Holy and steadfast God, you have loved your wandering and distracted people for more generations than we can remember. You have forgiven us when we turned to other gods and regathered us when we scattered ourselves. Jeremiah speaks of a … Continue reading

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The Allure of a Dragon’s Life

I’m sure Jesus didn’t mean for his words to be linked with dragons, but I can’t help myself. Every time I read scripture passages about treasure, I picture a dragon. You know, the big, scary, fire-breathing kind that hoards gold … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Innocents

God of all times and all places, we stand on the brink of a new year. Many of us harboring hopes for better days ahead. We want to leave the difficulties of 2013 behind and start new when that ball … Continue reading

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Meditation from Vacation

Let mutual love continue. Let me all people live in love no matter where life takes us. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. May we show extravagant … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Sabbath

Steadfast God of love and mercy, how long you have waited for your people to bless your holy name! Through the words of ancient prophets and the Incarnate Word, you tell of your enduring, unconditional love for humanity. You call … Continue reading

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Challenge, Change, and Faith

The church is dead. The church is dying. The church is irrelevant. I’ve heard statements like these increasingly more often in the last couple of years. Truth be told, I’ve made similar observations myself for more than a decade. But … Continue reading

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