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August 30, 2020, James 3:13-18, 5:7-11, ISSL Reflections

I.With this week’s readings from James’ letter we come to a close of our time with James. Or maybe not. We’ve only taken time to reflect on selected passages, so perhaps you want to find time to review the entire … Continue reading

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August 23, 2020, James 3:1-12 Post 3 ISSL Reflections

How do James’ words catch you today?https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%203%3A1-12&version=NRSV,NASB,PHILLIPS VII.Did you notice how James mentions how we can “tame” so many different animals, For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed … Continue reading

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July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

V.Did I put too many questions before you this past Monday? As I reread that post, I see I asked a lot of you. After the post was up, I came across this from the novelist William Styron, “A good … Continue reading

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July 5, 2020, Matthew 11:7-19 – ISSL Reflections

I.This week we turn to the Gospel of Matthew for our reflections, still thinking about Wisdom. Notice the closing of this week’s reading – “Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”    (Matthew 11:19) Our passage begins with, “As they went away … Continue reading

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April 19, 2020, Esther 7:1-10 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VI.Who was there as Esther “discerned” her path forward? Mordecai, her guardian, her mentor (another word that is used maybe too often, but to me fits here), one that can speak the difficult word to her. Who, like a Mordecai … Continue reading

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March 29, 2020, Malachi 2:1-9; 3:5-6 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VI. The words of Malachi we hear this week begin with a command to the priests, the religious leaders. As we go on to hear the words preserved in Malachi 3 we hear, Then I will draw near to you … Continue reading

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Lenten Psalms

A few years ago I participated in a Lenten Retreat in Daily Life and on one occasion my director for the retreat asked if I read the Psalms daily.  I told him I did not and he encouraged me to … Continue reading

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40 Days Living the Jesus Creed

Beginning January 2 we will begin reading Scot McKinght’s 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed. Daily (Monday through Friday) I will post the day’s scriptures, and a practice for the day. Dr McKnight calls the practice, “Facing the Day.” We … Continue reading

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