Category Archives: Meditation

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 – Understanding to discern what is right

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 10Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David. 11The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 12So … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:11-22 – Jesus Christ himself as the cornerstone is our peace

EPHESIANS 2:11-22 11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision” — a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands — 12 remember that you … Continue reading

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Numbers 21:4-9 Impatientience

NUMBERS 21:4-9 4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. 5The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you … Continue reading

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Mark 1:29-39 – Everyone is searching for him.

MARK 1:29-39 29As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Food will not bring us close to God

1 CORINTHIANS 8:1-13 1Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the necessary knowledge; 3but anyone who loves God … Continue reading

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Isaiah 42:1-9 – A light to the nations

Isaiah 42:1-9 1   Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2   He will not cry or lift up his voice, … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26 – The boy Samuel continued to grow…

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 18Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband … Continue reading

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1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 – Understanding to discern what is right

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 10Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David. 11The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 12So … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:11-22 – Jesus Christ himself as the cornerstone is our peace

EPHESIANS 2:11-22 11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision” — a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands — 12 remember that you … Continue reading

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Praying with Art: “Roses, Last Summer” by Mary Oliver

If I had another life I would want to spend it all on some unstinting happiness. I would be a fox, or a tree full of waving branches. I wouldn’t mind being a rose in a field full of roses. … Continue reading

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