Tag Archives: Moses

Covenant Without End

I’m guilty of romanticizing fall. When Labor Day rolls around I’m flooded with nostalgia and a sense of excitement. I have an urge to go out and buy new clothes and new shoes. My Facebook feed is flooded with first-day-of-school … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Prayer for the Church of Today

Holy and merciful God, we would raise our voices with the Psalmist to sing your praises. We long to rejoice in you and tell of all the wonderful works you have done. We want to trust in you like Moses … Continue reading

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If Moses Prayed Today

RCL – Year A – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – Reformation Sunday – October 26, 2014 Deuteronomy 34:1-12 with Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 with Psalm 1 and 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46

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Hearing the Name of God

YHWH The God who just is. If it were only that simple . . . Once upon a time, it was. Time and tradition have convoluted the simplicity of a straight forward revelation. Over the generations vowels have been lost … Continue reading

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Between Idolatry and Rejoicing There is Gratitude

Something odd happened this morning. Odd in a good way. I had prepared a group activity for my usual Wednesday morning group called, “Building Hope.” It turned into more than a simple activity for my patients. It actually went far … Continue reading

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Wandering in the Desert

Having spent a week in the Arizona desert surrounded by memories of other times and places, I have greater sympathy for those ancient Israelites. The heat of the sun and the strange, twisted nostalgia that loss brings conspire to make … Continue reading

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Faith and Forgiveness: A Pastoral Prayer

Before time existed, Holy God, you were there. Before the world came into being, you just were. Long after this creation fades away, you will continue to be. Humanity is such a small part of all that is, yet we … Continue reading

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