Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 29: a warning

“Be on guard against the yeast…” Luke 12:1 I usually think of yeast as a good thing. After all, it is an essential ingredient to one of my favorite foods. Yeast has great power. We have a jar of yeast … Continue reading

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September 28: giving

To be honest, I was up early this morning and had a hard time focusing on what I was reading. Parts of today’s readings, I had to read more than twice – not because they were difficult to understand. I … Continue reading

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September 21: change

Today, we transition from summer to fall. I can refuse to wear a jacket and deny that it is truly fall, but that doesn’t make it summer. I get no say in the change of seasons. I am powerless, but … Continue reading

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September 13: entitlement

Entitlement. The word does not appear in today’s readings, but it was the first word that came to mind as I was reading from Ezekiel. Entitlement does not have a positive connotation to me. It means privilege, ownership, guaranteed access. … Continue reading

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September 12: listen to me!

There is a huge difference between listening and reacting. I can find far more examples in this world of people reacting and me reacting than I can of listening. The verse that came to me loud and clear today is … Continue reading

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September 10: lament

Some days as I leave the house, I can hear our dog howling. We always put her in a kennel when leave the house and usually she is content to be there. But not always. Yesterday was one of those days. … Continue reading

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September 7: it’s not over yet

I don’t remember most of my dreams. Most of the ones I do remember, I do not understand – and are forgotten soon after I’m awake. Reading the book of Revelation, I am hearing the dreams of John. It is … Continue reading

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September 3: no surprises

I have to admit that the times I’ve gotten sick came as no surprise. There were always symptoms. Often I failed to recognize them or failed to change my behavior to lower my risk and increase my immunity. There was … Continue reading

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