A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

1After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning and his clothing …

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  For the past two years I have been wrestling with how my ministry would be expressed in the world.  This discernment journey has taken me “around the block” and back again many times and during this past summer I had finally made my decision, I choose not to be ordained in my denomination of …

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Into the Wilderness An old Hebrew root for wilderness means “to speak,” {dabar – meaning “to speak” is a primitive root of midbar – meaning wilderness, a place where you can hear G-d speak}.  Those who traveled into the wilderness were outsiders, minorities, women and Judean peasants and they were the ones that heard G-d …

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  Matthew 25: 40 And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Saturday John and I welcomed a new family member into our home.  A small stray dog rescued by …

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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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Beguine Again There are four of us and we have decided to begin an online spiritual community. We come from different social backgrounds and different religious traditions, but none of those matters. What does matter is we wish to share our spiritual experiences with others, to offer prayers, participate in studies and to “do good …

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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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Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for …

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Light of Christ surround me Ignite within the flame of love, Breath of the Holy Spirit Flow through me, Fan the flames of passion Arms of the blessed Creator Enfold me, reminding me of your presence, Giver of life provide a safe place this day to rest when I am weary Shalem Ruth Jewell, ©August …

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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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