Repentance and the Bread of Life

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” -Psalm 51:11 Psalm 51 is traditionally linked to David’s repentance over the taking of Bathsheba and killing of Uriah. It is the epitome of lament over sin and returning to God. It is central to the Book of Common Prayer…

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Courage

Can you name the seven deadly sins? I bet you can name most, if not all of them.  Did you also know that there are seven virtues? I have rarely heard much said at all about the virtues, though there are movies made about and structured around the sins. I once read that the castaways on Gilligan’s…

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Sabbath Rest

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest awhile.” – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 There are moments in the life of faith to simply pull away. After work well done and ministry administered, there…

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Wind and Rain

The Monsoon season in Arizona has been a part of life in the desert since I came here in high school.  I love the storms.  As a boy I watched fronts move across the Mississippi skies from the Gulf of Mexico, and when I was older I chased tornadoes in the Mississippi Delta where you…

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Remembering

July 4th, 1776, our Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in which we announced our separation from Mother England and freedom from monarchy. We have had two hundred and forty-five years of not having a king or a queen to rule over us, though some have tried to take the mantle. There is a…

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