Epiphany Prayer VI

I spent much of yesterday morning fighting with my computer here at work. I had no access to the internet despite the computer saying I did. I am very grateful for my brother’s expertise at pinpointing the problem as “malware” that was messing with my web browsers. Given that this...

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Epiphany Prayers V – Snow and Quiet

I’m in the office this morning, even after openly musing that I wouldn’t be given the snow. The only reason I am here and not typing this letter from home is that my daughter’s bus was late, and so I had to drive her to school. Since that put me...

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Epiphanies in Prayer IV – Lament

This is the reflection on prayer that I didn’t want to write, and yet on this Monday morning, following the awful events over the weekend, including last night, I don’t think I have much choice. The attack on a mosque in Quebec City last night was an abhorrent attack on...

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Epiphanies in Prayer – III – An Openness to Learn

“The people in darkness have seen a great light…” –Isaiah 9:2a So far so good. I think. Monday morning can be a time of reflection on the worship service past while looking forward to the coming Sunday. I have been receiving, at least so far, a positive response to focusing...

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Epiphanies of Prayer – Cutting through the Jargon

Churches are bad places for jargon – basically language intended for precision use by professionals that spills over into public use. Sometimes we don’t even realize we are using it, because we’ve become so used to these phrases that we don’t see how exclusive jargon can be. As an external...

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