Epiphanies Awaited

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Today, Jan 6, is the Feast of Epiphany. In our household growing up, it marked the day when my mother thought it time to take down the Christmas decorations. It felt like an appropriate day. Christmas, after all, had occurred almost two weeks before. It had long come and gone, or so it seemed. Besides, the initial excitement of putting …

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Waiting…

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I don’t particularly like waiting. Especially when I have a clear sense of what I want to see happen and how (and when) I want it to unfold. And yet, so much of life involves waiting, whether we like it or not. Waiting to conceive a child. Waiting for a child to be born. Waiting for a spouse. Waiting for …

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Look for the Signs

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January 6th, is called the Day of Epiphany in the Christian calendar. It is marked by the visit of the magi in search of the baby Jesus. Matthew tells us that magi came from the east to Jerusalem looking for the king of the Jews. They had seen his star and had come to worship him. The star was a …

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Summer & Silence

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At the end of May, I had the opportunity to travel to southern Spain for a conference with a missions organization I was once a part of.¬† The venue was a swanky resort on the edge of a small town called Huelva¬† on the Atlantic coast. Since Huelva is an hour from Faro in Portugal, me and my friend P …

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Savoring the Gifts We Receive Every Day

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Yesterday I awoke before 6, rested and energized. So I took myself off to my local park, Ft Tryon, for a very modest jog. I was out of the house by 6.30 and back by 7.00. It was a glorious morning and at that time of the day, because of a storm that blew through the previous night, it actually …

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