Posts made in December, 2014

E-Letter 184

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Devotions | 0 comments

Christmas Eve, 2014 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.   Psalm 85:10 To Love This Tenderly I am no mighty girl, no miracle worker, no dog whisperer. I am no angel halo, no butterfly wing, no blaze of glory. I am no politician, no power broker, no ambassador of good will. I am no Rock of Gibraltar, no port in any storm. I am no diva, no prima donna, no leading lady. I am no talisman, no rabbit’s foot, no royal flush. I am no snake charmer, no soothsayer, no fortune teller. But here is a rough hewn wooden trough in an oxen stall. Here is a...

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E-Letter 183

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Devotions | 0 comments

Inching my way slowly down the merge lane in rush hour traffic on the Downtown Connector, I spied a familiar rundown building where, years ago, I heard with the ears of my heart the prayer the dying grown-up Baby of Bethlehem whispered to his mother who stood at the foot of his cross. This reflection first appeared in a book of devotional readings published by the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, and I share it with you because yesterday, in the swirl of noise, fumes, and traffic congestion, I experienced the gift of Advent –  a moment of  pure transcendence –  as I...

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