Monthly Archives: March 2012

Amazed and Afraid

“They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid.”  Mark 10:32a The gospel passage for Morning Prayer today comes from Mark.  And in this … Continue reading

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A Curiosity of Spirit

Curiosity:  from Latin curiosus “careful, diligent” akin to cura, “care” I found it interesting to see the concept of “curiosity” defined as an emotion and not an instinct.  After all, we’re clearly born with the capacity to be curious, as every … Continue reading

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Home Sick

I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him;   in his word is my hope. My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. (Ps 130)      It … Continue reading

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Too much, too much, or just right?

I am not talking about the temperature range of the porridge that Goldilocks found in the home of the Three Bears. I am referring to the amount of religious talk we hear or read from politicians. This has been a … Continue reading

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So Simple.

Sometimes my ‘Daily Cups’ seem to write themselves.  A topic or an observation from the past week just rolls around in my mind and ejects itself into a fairly understandable form on the electronic page.  Other weeks, it isn’t so … Continue reading

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Impermanence

Twentieth century choreographer George Balanchine believed that all ballets were like butterflies:  “A breath, a memory, then gone.”  A recent article in The Wall Street Journal points out that this is true of all the performing arts.  “All that work, … Continue reading

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The Hand of Retirement

For years I have taught children, and adults, about the Hand of Prayer – a format for prayer that uses our fingers to name the areas that we should keep in balance in our relationship with God. First, begin with … Continue reading

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