Courageous Traveling

Psalm 23 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.” Or in the words of today’s text: “I may walk through valleys as bleak as death, but I won’t be afraid.” I have been meditating on these words this week. What do they mean? What do […]

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Come and Eat Breakfast

John 21:1-19 This week the words of Peter, Jesus’ disciple and good friend, have been floating through my mind. The night before Jesus dies, Peter says to Jesus, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” Jesus replies, “Truly, I tell you, this very night before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” Peter […]

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Walk in Beauty

John 20:1-18 Walk in beauty. I heard that phrase this week, and have been wondering what it means. How do we walk in beauty? Most importantly: How do we walk in beauty when we feel like giving up? I have been thinking about this painting this week. Do you know what it is of? … It’s a painting by a […]

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Water Changes Everything

Luke 6:27-38 Water changes everything. This truth washed over me with the summer rainfall as Matt and I trekked ever upward, determined to reach the top of the mountain peaks that beckoned us. We had been working on a patch to hike the highest 46 mountain peaks in the Adirondacks – and time was of the essence. These were some […]

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My Words to You

Poet Jean Valentine writes: My words to you are the stitches in a scarf I don’t want to finish maybe it will come to be a blanket or a net to hold you here love not gone anywhere. — I am drawn in by her first line: My words to you are the stitches in a scarf I don’t want […]

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Finding Our Way

Matthew 2:1-12 Poet Wendell Berry writes: “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” — I am […]

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