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Jacob’s Blessing

  If this blessing were easy, anyone could claim it. As it is, I am here to tell you that it will take some work. This is the blessing that visits you in the struggling, in the wrestling, in the … Continue reading

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Casting Away The Works of Darkness: The US Election, Post-Truth and the Alt-Right – Sermon preached by Janet Morley during Advent 2016

‘Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon us the armour of light.’ Based on a passage of Paul set for today, the rolling phrases of the traditional collect for Advent Sunday may … Continue reading

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And Here You Are, Making Gold Out Of It

The World gives you so much pain and here you are making Gold out of it | Rupi Kaur via — Intentionally Marie

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What You Cannot Change

God grant me the serenity to ACCEPT what I cannot change… The letting go is in the accepting. And that can be the hardest thing to do. Is it all about courage? I wonder. I think there is a time … Continue reading

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Into the New Year

In the last weeks, I decided to not care about New Year’s Eve plans. If something came my way, I’d take it. If not, I’d just not bother.  In the end, I could have gone to friends for a bit, … Continue reading

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Time to Unravel this Weeks’ Knots

It’s the end of a long, LONG week.  I wish I had enough time between now and Monday to relax each knot in my mind and muscles and feelings.  What I can do to rest and nourish myself, I will … Continue reading

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Come As You Are

This is always the invitation. I may get tired of dragging all my “inner luggage” to God, and dropping it there, time after time after time, and so often the same stuff, and feeling as if nothing changes with some of … Continue reading

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