Monthly Archives: December 2014

Epiphany and Isaiah 63

We have been using the Narrative Lectionary (NL) for the past 2 ½ years. It has proven to be a blessing in following the Biblical narrative through the Old Testament and each Gospel. Year 1 (current year) is focused on … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Reflections

I take this opportunity to thank my friend for writing the five part series: Who am I? The range of human sin and emotions, overwhelmed by the grace of God, the love that sustains. We rejoice in his story, and … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Pt 5

Part 4 (with links to parts 12-3) Forgiveness and justification were life-giving words to me. But the forgotten twins of guilt and shame frequently haunted me on my journey. Through the wounds that I have experienced and suffered some stand … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Pt 4

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 While I was no better off than them I knew that going back to a prison cell was not something that I wanted. So one night I remember laying in my bed in my … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Pt 3

See Part 2 here. This new reality and routine continued on in my life until the fall of that year when I was again summoned to another office, but this time it was the Chaplain’s office. I vividly recall sitting … Continue reading

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God made flesh

Some discussion abounds on the internet about whether Dec. 25 is the actual birth date of Jesus. We don’t know the actual date; Scripture does not tell us. If a Christian does not want to celebrate this day, that is … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Pt 2

Who Am I? Pt 1 The story of abuse continues… ==================== So life began anew for my mom and me. Within a year she had married a Baptist minister, and we moved to a little town, where we settled into … Continue reading

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