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Transfiguration Moments

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Transfiguration Sunday Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.  (Matthew 17:1-2) I love Camp Nawakwa in Arendtsville, PA. …

Millennials

Email Devotional Epiphany 5 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.  (Romans 12:12) It continues to be one of my favorite weekends of the year.  (I have often said that if I could find someone to pay me to run retreats every weekend, I would leave parish ministry in a heartbeat.  But…

Youth

Email Devotion Epiphany 4 May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars, cut for the building of a palace.  (Psalm 144:12) I hear it a lot.  I will admit that I have said it myself.  It is spoken often on Sundays like today’s Youth Sunday celebration.  “Our youth are the…

Milestones

email devotion Epiphany 3 I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I handed them on to you.  (1 Corinthians 11:2) Since I’m a “numbers” guy, it would make sense that turning sixty years old (or 50 … or 70 God-willing) should be a big deal.  The greeting…

To What Am I Beholden?

email devotion epiphany 2 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols. (1 Corintians 10:14) I have been drawn into the cult, and have swallowed a full draught of the Kool-Aid.  Multiple times a day, the cult consumes some of my time … some of my attention … some of my adoration.  It directs…

These Shoes Are Made For ….

Email Devotion The Baptism Of Jesus January 8, 2017 I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth.  (3 John 1.4) Sometimes when I am administering communion in church, I have a few moments of inactivity, as people arrive at the center of the rail and take…

The Shine Man

Email Devotion christmas day In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. In place of a regular devotion this week, I simply offer you a great story called “The Shine Man” by Mary Quattlebaun Hear that rickety-rack of wheels over track?  Hear the cry of the train?  Oh, it takes me…

Of Fires and Carols

email devotion advent 3   John answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.  (Luke 3:16) Gracie Mansion.  If you name…

Holy Chaos

Email Devotion Advent 2 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so  that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. –2 Corinthians 9:8 Earlier this evening I returned home from church, where I had attended a final rehearsal with our children and youth…