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Longing for Sanctuary

I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory. – Psalm 63:2 (RSV) Tradition has it that Psalm 63 was composed by David when he was in the Judean desert on the run from King Saul. Modern … Continue reading

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Worship – March 14 – Joyous Sunday of Lent “Angels Who Give Us a Second Chance”

Nicodemus was a religious leader whose religion had run dry. He comes to the new prophet Jesus in the shadows of night and shares his questions and confusion. Jesus tells him he must be “born anew” in God’s love for … Continue reading

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Adrift

Therefore we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. – Hebrews 2:1 (NRSV) Growing up in the Arizona desert, I didn’t know much about boats until the summer I worked at … Continue reading

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United Voice – March 2021

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Worship – March 7 – Third Sunday of Lent “Angels Who Tell Us the Truth about Ourselves”

Jesus was not all sweetness and light. All the Gospels tell how he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and drove out the merchants from the Temple, proclaiming “Don’t make God’s house a place of trade.” (John 2:13-22). Sometimes the … Continue reading

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Powered by Praise

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. – Psalm 111:1 (NRSV) Until this past year, I thought a psalm like Psalm 111 had to be … Continue reading

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United Voice – February 2021

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. – Psalm 139:14a (NRSV) I wonder how old the psalmist was when they wrote this psalm. I wonder what gender they were, if they were short or tall, if they … Continue reading

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Children in the Wilderness

God was with Ishmael, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. – Genesis 21:20 (NRSV) Ishmael was a child of the wilderness. Conceived in the wilderness of slavery, he was in utero … Continue reading

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Clothed with Power

“Wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.” – Luke 24:49 (WEB) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is much in the news right now. From grocery clerks to medical staff, bus drivers to nursing home … Continue reading

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