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March 8, 2016

The fifth grade class at Trinity Episcopal Day School in Baton Rouge is intrigued by what it means to “go and bear fruit” as described in John 15:15b-17.  We discussed the ways we can be Jesus’ friend and, as his friend, go and bear the kind of “...

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March 7, 2016

My brother and I started off the year making a pledge to each other. My brother turns 50 this year and I am his senior by only a mere 5 years and 1 month.  What we both said we would commit to doing, with no time limit on it, nor when or how it...

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March 6, 2016

If Lent – and life – is a journey, then we can have no better words to be our companions on the way than the eight verses of Psalm 121. Scholars say that this psalm is the second of the 15 consecutive so-called ascent psalms, and they surmise that...

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March 5, 2016

These verses, especially: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening”, resonate with me in a very direct way this Lent. I recently became a Postulant for the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, and I am hoping to attend seminary this coming Fall...

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March 4, 2016

In a sentence: Discipleship is more radical than we believe it is!  In a couple of paragraphs: We have built a church institution that is more focused on staying than going.. We have an institution not focused on following Christ into our...

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March 3, 2016

Jesus had just fed the multitude of five thousand men, beside women and children. What was going through the minds of those disciples, I wonder? With five loaves and two small fish He fed the multitude? How many have we nourished with what little...

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