Tag: Jesus

A Piece of the Holy Land

 February 28, 2023

This year for Christmas, our pastor gave parishioners rosaries he had brought back from his visit to the Holy Land. The rosaries were made by nuns out of wood from trees from there. I grabbed my rosary that night and said, “I’ve got a piece of the Holy Land!” The Rosary I’ve long given up […]

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Psalm 2 – The One True King

 January 26, 2021

We love our royals, don’t we? This speaks to the popularity of TV shows such as “The Crown” and all of the media attention around royal weddings. We are fascinated by the spectacle of people who are somehow set apart from the rest of us from birth, born of royal stock. Have you ever thought […]

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Psalm 85: Aiming for Heaven

 August 14, 2019

There is a new sense of time that can come with age:  gero-transcendence, or climbing over, transcending, age. Memories of past events from childhood seem like only yesterday. They are as real now as when they first happened. You can hold the past and present together in a new way you couldn’t before. The veil […]

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Psalm 32: Is Confession Good for Body and Soul?

 July 31, 2018

“When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away. . . I acknowledged my sin . . . then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin.” (Psalm 32:3-5) It’s been said that confession is good for the soul, but the writer of Psalm 32 would say it is good for the body as […]

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Psalm 31 – Those Who See Me, Flee from Me

 July 17, 2018

Who are the pariahs of our times? Who do we run from? Perhaps victims of AIDS who are considered unclean? Perhaps those disfigured by war that we don’t want to look at because it upsets us? Or stroke survivors who struggle to create a new normal after the debilitating effects of this attack on their […]

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Psalm 16 – Quiet Trust in God

 April 3, 2018

Psalm 16 is a psalm of confident, quiet trust in God. After all of the big events of Holy Week and Easter, it’s nice to have some time for quiet reflection. Psalm 16 invites us to do this. The writer entrusts his life to God, “Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge […]

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Church Windows – The Baptism of Jesus

 January 18, 2018

A voice whispers late in the night, “You are my beloved child, in you I am well pleased.” Words God spoke to his Son thousands of years ago. Words God continues to speak to each of us if we but have ears to hear. In this stained glass window, we see Jesus, garbed in a […]

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Easter – Season of New Life!

 April 15, 2017

If we die with Christ, then we will surely live with Christ. This is the promise of Easter–resurrection, new life, everlasting–that we celebrate each spring. And springtime makes the believing easier as the world blooms anew in glorious blossom and fragrance. Life can be very hard. The older I get, the more I see of […]

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Do This In Remembrance of Me

 April 13, 2017

HOLY THURSDAY Each time we celebrate the Eucharist we are told, “Do this in remembrance of me.” What does it mean to remember? When we remember, we re-member, we put back together. That which was broken is made whole again. At funerals we re-member our loved ones. We share our stories and memories about the […]

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