What Are You Hearing?

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 72 (Morning) Psalm 119:73-96 (Evening) Neh. 13:4-22 Rev. 12:1-12 Matt. 13:53-58   What Are You Hearing? As I checked through the different readings for my assignment I wondered what it meant that I needed a reading that applied to me. I couldn’t go

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Bring In the New and Bring In the Old

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 61, 62 (Morning) Psalm 68:1-20 (21-23) 24-36 (Evening) Neh. 12:27-31a, 42b-47 Rev. 11:1-19 Matt. 13:44-52   Bring In the New and Bring In the Old Today Matthew provides four examples of the way Christ taught his disciples about the Kingdom of Heaven. In

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Enemies and End Times

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 56, 57, [58] (Morning) Psalm 64, 65 (Evening) Neh. 6:1-19 Rev. 10:1-11 Matt. 13:36-43   Enemies and End Times How about some thorny questions: If all humankind is one, if we are all created in God’s image, do we have enemies? Who are

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William Temple

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 56, 57, [58] (Morning) Psalm 64, 65 (Evening) Neh. 6:1-19 Rev. 10:1-11 Matt. 13:36-43 William Temple In 1942 when William Temple became Archbishop of Canterbury, the German invasion of Britain seemed imminent. It was a tense time – with plots as thick and

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Do Not Worry

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 24, 29 (Morning) Psalm 8, 84 (Evening) Neh. 5:1-19 Acts 20:7-12 Luke 12:22-31 Do Not Worry Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat: or about your body, what you will wear. (Luke 12:22) This is an

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Parables and Empowerment

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 55 (Morning) Psalm 138, 139:1-17(18-23) (Evening) Neh. 4:1-23 Rev. 7:(4-8)9-17 Matt. 13:31-35 Parables and Empowerment This morning Matthew shares with us the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast. The mustard seed is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it

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All Faithful Departed

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 50 (Morning) Psalm [59, 60] or 103 (Evening) Neh. 1-1:11 Rev. 5:11-6:11 Matt. 13:18-23 All Faithful Departed Yesterday, many churches celebrated All Saints Day, the commemoration of all the saints, especially the persons of heroic sanctity, whom the whole church remembers. It became

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A Little Silver Hammer

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 119:49-72 (Morning) Psalm 49, [53] (Evening) Ezra 6:1-22 Rev. 5:1-10 Matt. 13:10-17   A Little Silver Hammer If you’re walking around with a hammer in your hand does everything look like a nail? If you’re meditating a lot does everything start to look

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Leaving the Door Open

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 40, 54 (Morning) Psalm 51 (Evening) Nehemiah 2:1-20 Revelation 6:12-7:4 Matthew 13:24-30   Leaving the Door Open I appreciate the way our reading from Matthew helps us see that it is not so easy to separate the wheat from weeds or good from

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Building God’s Kingdom

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 45 (Morning) Psalm 47, 48 (Evening) Ezra 5:1-17 Revelation 4:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9   Building God’s Kingdom Today marks 500 years since Martin Luther first distributed his famous Ninety-five Theses, an act that has come to symbolize the entire Reformation. Many of today’s readings

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