Archive for January 2005

3 Epiphany thoughts Bible Readings I am not preaching today so this is a collection of random ideas to go with the readings and other bits that washed up on my shore this week. The psalm is a song to the delight that the creator takes in human creatures and how far from our ability…

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2 EpiphanyReadings Imagine yourself on the beach beside the sea – you are longing for something in your life – something you cannot even name – a hunger that cannot be fed with food or drink or drugs, by work, by other people, a hunger of the heart. You have come to hear what John…

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Earthquakes, Tsunami, and God God IS in the tsunami – the power that created the universe made tsunamis. The tectonic plates move so that the land masses can float above the earth’s core. The earth will not tear itself apart, which it would do if it had a rigid cover over the molten magma. The…

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Walking to the Post Office on a Winter Afternoon I think I should have put on my long underwear as the cold air surrounds my Levi-ed legs but I am already around the corner of the road and warming in my down parka with its fake fur trim. I reach the city (if you can…

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1 EPIPHANY “Then Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ-he is Lord of all.” Acts…

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CHRISTMAS 2 – random thoughts. In the cycle of readings for the Episcopal Church this Sunday is the story of the Flight to Egypt except the lectionary leaves out verses 16-18, Herod’s slaughter of all boys under age 2. This is a particularly glaring omission to me this week. During the week the world witnessed…

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