A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

Genesis 1:1-5: 1In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was …

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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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Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested …

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Matthew 25: 36 “I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” One of the books I read while I was on my sabbatical was Fields of Blood, Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong.[1]  As always …

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“And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:10b In the last weeks God’s creation has seemed anything but good.  Terrorist attacks, ambushing of police, and police shootings of unarmed young men continue to rent the very fabric of our society.  Yet God did not create an evil world, in fact God proclaims this world …

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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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Morning Scripture Psalm 33:12-22 G-d fashioned me from the heart of the SPIRIT, and all creation with me. I cannot see the immensity around me, only the little shelf I stand on do my eyes perceive. I think my knowledge is so great, that I no longer need G-d. Yet all that I am is …

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Mark 8:34 And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. I love the Gospel of Mark, it encourages me to ask questions and this verse in his gospel is one …

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    Quiet, I sit in my small boat Alone, I wait Purple and gold sky A sea dark and still Alone, I wait  Ruth Jewell, ©March 1, 2013  

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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