A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

According to my old college American Heritage Dictionary “liturgy is a noun defined as a fixed set of ceremonies, words, etc., that are used during public worship in a religion; ritual.” [1] As followers of faith traditions we most often encounter liturgies when we attend religious services.  But all rituals having a set order to the …

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Ruth 1:16-17 (CEB) 16But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you, to turn back from following you. Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. 17Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will …

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Desert Times January is a month of quiet stillness, the stillness of snow falling, the stillness of early darkness. It is time when the earth sleeps waiting for the renewal in life coming in future months.  January is a desert time, a time when the darkness can overwhelm us with emptiness, and loneliness.  For some …

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Several years ago I led a labyrinth walk on September 11, in memory of the World Trade Center Disaster.  It was held in the churches outdoor labyrinth and the day was perfect for walking. I placed two baskets at the entrance of the labyrinth, one held fallen leaves to represent those who had died that …

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Sermon – Epiphany Sunday January 5, 2014 Queen Anne Christian Church Seattle, WA Matthew 2:1-12 (Common English Bible [CEB]) Coming of the magi 1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is the newborn king of …

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Ephesians 3:16-19  16I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18I pray that you may have the …

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a child is born a child like no other a child born to change the world a child to turn the world of Rome upside down an “Anointed One” to challenge greed and power the stars in the sky celebrate the scholar honors with kingly gifts Herod and all Jerusalem with him tremble fear who …

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