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Connected: A Sermon on the Occasionof the Feast of St. Francis

Peace and all good to each and every one of you. That’s the way Francis of Assisi greeted people—“Peace and all good to you.”  A prayer really.  A prayer people in his day—and ours as well—needed and still need to … Continue reading

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More to the Story

There’s more to the story of Hagar we just heard.  Beginning with her name. Her people call her Hajar.  That’s what we will do today.  We’ll call her by her rightful name.  It’s the least that we can do. Legend … Continue reading

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A New Earth

Today we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter—the eighth day of the Easter Octave.  Alleluias resound as we remember ours is a God full of surprises.  A God who even brings life out of death.  Today we give thanks for … Continue reading

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Again this year

Christmas comes again this year as it always does, the poet’s voice assures. Accompanied by carols and cards and gifts beneath the tree. Christmas comes in its own most predictable way—tales of shepherds asleep in the fields, songs that angels … Continue reading

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A Class Reunion: Memories and Triggers of Memories

I came late to the reunion.  This time it wasn’t my fault.  I waited over an hour in the car rental line.  So I missed the school tour.  But I made it to the “Meet and Greet” where folks quickly … Continue reading

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Things Done and Things Left Undone

Rev Julie, host of today’s Friday Five, asks about unfinished things–those things you start and then put aside. Quilts and bowls and skirts left unhemmed, My life is filled with unfinished things                 … Continue reading

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Resurrection Happens

We’ve all had them.  Both in our individual lives and in our shared life.  Moments of fear, confusion, doubt, deep sadness, frustration.  Times when we’ve been at sixes and sevens.  Times when we’ve not known what to do or even … Continue reading

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