A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

Numbers 23:9a for from the top of the mountains I see him, from the hills I behold him; On this beautiful Tuesday I ask only that you take a moment of silence. Hold in your hearts, the pain, suffering and loss from the deaths in Charleston North Carolina, Chattanooga TN.  To remember the loss of …

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Luke 13: 11-13 11.And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12.When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ 13.When he laid his hands …

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  A mountain moves toward me white and gray, filled with rain suddenly a flash of light one thousand one one thousand two one thousand three one thousand four one thousand five, Boom, Crash five miles, the storm is five miles away the air is heavy, the first scent of ozone reaches me Hurry gather …

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This past week John and I did a bit of gardening.  We had a rosemary bush being shaded by another bush and I wanted to move it.  So we prepared the new spot where it was to go, dug the new hole and went over to our lovely rosemary bush.  Now you should know I …

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Ruth 1:16-17 16But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17Where you die, I will die— there will I be buried. May the …

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Matthew 19:16, 21 16 Then someone came to him and said, ‘Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?’ 21Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ This scripture …

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Last weekend was a busy one.   I have 4 amazing friends all four who chose that weekend to marry. Not only that but one of the brides from Sunday officiated and married the first two on Saturday.  Just how cool is that!  None of this would have even been possible if R 74 had not …

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Holy One, I am racked by pain, my flesh is set afire, and my lungs rattle with every breath. My nights are filled with terror, my bed soaked with tears, I turn to You, O LORD, for help in my trial. I surrender into your healing arms, my wretched body, my weary spirit, seeking rest …

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in a hidden cave of my heart crouches a little girl battered, scared she sits in fear humiliation has taught her she is unworthy of love … success better to hide … to stay silent a light shines at her feet a hand reaches out “come, it is safe” “come, you are loved” hope grows …

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Sermon preached at Queen Anne Christian Church, January 13, 2013 Acts 8:14-17    14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit 16(for as yet the Spirit had …

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