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Living Water

The Third Sunday in Lent 19th March 2017 Hilary Keachie St. Paul’s Within the Walls Growing up, I often spent a few weeks in the summer at my grandparent’s cottage. It was what you might call “rustic”: no electricity, boat-only access, propane lights, no drinking water. Every morning, we would take the little tin boat across the river to where a fancy hotel once stood, some 100 years ago. We’d tie the boat to a […] → Continue Reading Living Water

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Beyond the Shattered Walls

If we move along with some degree of confidence and faith trusting that the Spirit is woven into the fabric of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, we are are brought to some new place… […] → Continue Reading Beyond the Shattered Walls

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A New Start

We humans, though living in a garden paradise where all we ever need is provided for us, are particularly susceptible to a desire for more, for better, and for self-centered power. And when we indulge that desire, and its attendant feeling of lack, we embark upon a journey of ever diminishing satisfaction. […] → Continue Reading A New Start

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Creative Tension

What of our past can help us construct a better future, with God’s help? […] → Continue Reading Creative Tension

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Love and the Law

How do we love those who want to hurt us, or even more, hurt our loved ones? […] → Continue Reading Love and the Law

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Life and Law

Choosing life is so much bigger than choosing tribe, or choosing family, or choosing country. […] → Continue Reading Life and Law

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Knowing Better

One of the most beautiful gifts of this journey of salvation in Christ is that our weaknesses… our debilities… do not prevent us from reaching the point where God is, unless we allow them to be the final word that keeps us from moving forward. […] → Continue Reading Knowing Better

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The Controversy

Nothing else does God require than the free will offering of the fullness of our lives… lived in all the honesty and messiness that accompanies human existence, and with a bent toward the justice we have been shown in God’s mercy and grace. […] → Continue Reading The Controversy

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Make Galilee Great Again?

We need to believe in the light of new dawn in which our worth and dignity issue from the goodness with which we were endowed by our creator and the content of our character…not from our accumulated wealth, our social status, or our tribe of origin. […] → Continue Reading Make Galilee Great Again?

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Come and See

How do we human beings, going through our daily lives, get to where Jesus is? […] → Continue Reading Come and See

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Rise Up

Epiphany is a time to let the light of God rise in your heart and mind, and to allow its illumination to shine upon where your personal gifts and the needs of the great story intersect. […] → Continue Reading Rise Up

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The Holy Name

Jesus is God spelling himself out in a language men can understand. (S.D. Gordon) […] → Continue Reading The Holy Name

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New Birth

The signs of God’s realm breaking into the brokenness of the current age are “the eyes of the blind being opened, the ears of the deaf being unstopped, the lame leaping like deer, and the tongue of the speechless singing songs of joy.” […] → Continue Reading New Birth

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The Holy Way

The signs of God’s realm breaking into the brokenness of the current age are “the eyes of the blind being opened, the ears of the deaf being unstopped, the lame leaping like deer, and the tongue of the speechless singing songs of joy.” […] → Continue Reading The Holy Way

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Straight paths

What wilderness do you encounter this Advent season? […] → Continue Reading Straight paths