Monthly Archives: June 2012

Wandering in the Wilderness

Hagar and Ishmael were victims of their culture.  An Egyptian slave girl belonging to Sarah, Hagar became the substitute child bearer, when Sarah believed that she was permanently barren.  Now that Sarah was a mother herself,  jealousy had damaged their … Continue reading

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The Father Is Near

I was watching a family camping around the bend from us. The littlest boy, about two, was practicing his newly learned running skills. He raced across the road, in the half-shuffle, half-jog of the running toddler, then threw himself on … Continue reading

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The Cassock Doesn’t Fit

 A guest post by Dr. Abigail Elizabeth Reynolds   For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a priest, and  to wear a cassock. When I was about ten years old, my mother made for me priest … Continue reading

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God Used It For Good

Joseph could not have known, sitting in the bottom of the hole that his brothers had dug for him, how the story would end. Their jealousy had attempted to destroy him.  It is true that there were lessons that he … Continue reading

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Too Many “Shoulds”

  Wynne, one of my teacher friends, posted on Facebook a gentle admonition to parents, reminding them that summer is a time for relaxation and renewal for children.  Her words reminded me that freedom from scheduling and over-enrollment in activity … Continue reading

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Two Gardens

         The story of Adam and Eve, in Genesis, tells us of a garden being vacated in sorrow, shame, and separation from the Creator God. This is the beginning of human sorrow, a picture of brokenness and despair, … Continue reading

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Tongues of Fire – Pentecost

Acts 2:2-4…When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed … Continue reading

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