Tag Archives: Mercy

From death into life

There is power in the crackle of a fire. There is drama in a single candle in the dark. Continue reading

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Ashen crosses and Jesus’ way of prayer

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday and the Lord’s Prayer The key texts for the reflection this Ash Wednesday were Isaiah 58:5-8 and Matthew 6:1-21. The Lord’s Prayer is the focus of our preaching during Lent this year. Daily verses and … Continue reading

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Christ among the faithful

Christ comes into the world among God’s faithful people. It is among God’s faithful that Christ is revealed. Continue reading

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When you walk through fire

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. –Isaiah 43:2-3 Continue reading

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Weeping for joy

I will place my dwelling in your midst, and I shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people. –Leviticus 26:11-12 Continue reading

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Bucketfuls

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” –Isaiah 12:3 Continue reading

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Not for children

We tend to think of the Bible as a holy book filled with stories of holy people. It is not. This book is pretty disturbing. Continue reading

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