Many Paths: Another Day in the Holy Land – From the Lectionary – July 1, 2014

From the Prophet Isaiah: The way of the righteous is level; O Just One, you make smooth the path of the righteous. In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and your renown are …

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem – From the Daily Office – June 30, 2014

From the Psalter: I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Psalm 122:1-2 (BCP Version) …

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All God’s Children: Day Four in Jerusalem – From the Daily Office – June 29, 2014

From the Acts of the Apostles: Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of …

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Israel – Day One, First Impressions – 26 June 2014

Yesterday evening we arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport. The flight from JFK was long and not all that comfortable. It was my first opportunity to fly on a Boeing 747 (Delta A/L) — I had toured a proto-type 747 …

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Taste & See – From the Daily Office – June 20, 2014

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From the Book of Numbers: And they came to the Wadi Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them. They also brought some …

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Memories Persist – From the Daily Office – July 6, 2013

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From the Psalter: Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Hurl the lightning and scatter them; shoot out your arrows and rout them. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Psalm 144:5-6 (BCP …

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Does “Journey” Make Sense? – From the Daily Office – July 5, 2013

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From the Gospel according to Luke: As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. (From the …

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The Hard Road to the Narrow Gate – From the Daily Office – June 1, 2013

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From the Book of Deuteronomy: You must follow exactly the path that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the …

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Something Is Wrong! Something Is Broken! – From the Daily Office – May 16, 2013

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From the Psalter: They asked, and quails appeared, and he satisfied them with bread from heaven. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Psalm 105:40 (BCP Version) – May 16, 2013.) Once again I find this serendipitous connection between one verse …

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Shouting Stones – From the Daily Office – November 30, 2012

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From Luke’s Gospel: They brought [a colt] to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the …

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