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Month: September 2020


September 30-October 6, 2020 Reading through the Gospels in the next 40 days. This was one of my suggestions this past Sunday morning for keeping ‘Jesus at the center of our faith’ during these days leading up to and just past the election.  To encourage and support you in this reading, I’m offering two suggestions: […]

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September 23-29, 2020

September 23-29, 2020 There is a tradition in Christianity of choosing short ‘prayers of the heart’ to pray through the day.  It was an attempt to take seriously Paul’s admonition to ‘pray unceasingly.’  I’ve been reading about these prayers of the heart recently in Gerald May’s book The Awakened Heart.   Early on, these prayers […]

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September 16-22, 2020

Reflection from Pastor Tonya on the Western District Conference Assembly in July 2020: For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.   Mt. 18:20 This morning in my praying, as I tried to honestly hold before God both the weight and gratitude I am feeling, these words of astounding […]

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September 9-15, 2020

Yesterday was Labor Day, a day our country has set aside to honor the accomplishments and achievements of workers of all kinds. The day recognizes how important each worker is, and offers a day set apart for celebration, fun, and respite. I love how the prayer below gives thanks for all kinds of ‘workers’ and […]

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