Category Archives: Devotional

Thankfully Insufficient Wisdom

The beginning of Proverbs 30, this evening’s Old Testament lesson in the Daily Office lectionary of the 2019 Prayer Book, has surprisingly familiar-sounding feel to it. The man declares, I am weary, O God;     I am weary, O God, and … Continue reading

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Blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God

On the 30th day of the month in the Prayer Book tradition, we come to the end of the Psalms in the daily rounds of prayer, and among them is Psalm 144. Like the one we explored last Monday, this … Continue reading

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Annunciations – to Mary and to the world

In our new prayer book, Luke 1:26-38 is the New Testament reading at Morning Prayer on March 25, as well as the Gospel lesson for the Communion service on this holy day – The Annunciation to Mary.  It may be … Continue reading

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Celebrating Hope with Psalm 114

Evening Prayer on the 23rd day of the month sees Psalm 114 leading the Psalms Appointed for that Office.  It’s a short psalm, which is always helpful for those who are new to praying the psalms, and it explores the … Continue reading

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Rebooting Humanity

a homily for the First Sunday in Lent St. Peter wrote “you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession”. St. Paul wrote that Jesus “himself is our peace, who has made us both [Gentiles … Continue reading

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In the beginnings

One of the coolest things about the Bible’s text is that the first book literally starts “In the beginning…”  I mean, of all the things it could start with, it just makes perfect sense that it would start with the … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Answer

Christmas Sunday Homily, 2019 Jesus is the answer. When Solomon prayed for Wisdom, and when we follow his example (as in Wisdom 9:1-7), Jesus is the answer.  “O come thou wisdom from on high, and ordrest all things mightily….  Rejoice, … Continue reading

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