Lenten Contemplations I

I have to admit that I was pretty nervous about Sunday. While I am reasonably comfortable in doing more of a teaching-style when doing seminars, turning my usual sermon time into a “prayer workshop” is outside my comfort zone. It is in part, expectations. When we come to the sermon,...

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The Last Epiphany – Preparing for Lent

I remember commenting on how long the season of Epiphany was this year, as Easter is so late this year, it means that Lent doesn’t start until Wednesday: the beginning of March. Still, if the season of Epiphany is experiencing and understanding God in new ways, then I hope that...

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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 – 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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