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February 25, 2016

When I was in seminary, I had the great opportunity to travel to Liberia to learn about the relationship between the Episcopal Church of Liberia and The Episcopal Church.  I had never been to Africa, and I knew very little about Liberia past what...

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February 24, 2016

Growing up, I always marveled at my mother’s gift of blessing everyone she ran into. It was like she owned the words "Dios te bendiga." She was the one who blessed my son every day, making the sign of the cross on his forehead and kissing him on...

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February 23, 2016

I love this verse. It’s all about “being sent.” It consistently reminds me that as Christians, we need to be out and about in the world, “being” and sharing the Good News as we understand it. If the word of Jesus is so embodied, then it’s actually...

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February 22, 2016

Our faith as Christians is one of movement, of devoting our lives to a triune God who ever asks us to move. Our scriptures teem with movement -- just read the Psalms. The most pastoral and restful of these, the perennial favorite Psalm 23, leads us...

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February 21, 2016

Joshua is working to claim the land that God has promised. He is sending warriors into battle, and this verse is a part of their response. They have accepted his command and do so seemingly with ease. If you have been deployed for military service...

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February 20, 2016

I love this passage from James which asks important questions about faith, James 2:14-16 :  “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?  Can faith save you?  If a brother or sister is naked and lacks...

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