“How can you believe what I say?” John 5:47 Leo Buscaglia claims that “you can’t learn anything without having to readjust everything that you are around the new things that you’ve learned.” The Jews to whom Jesus speaks in today’s gospel are unwilling to readjust. They accepted the testimony of Moses, but not that of…

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Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, may it be done to me according to your word.”      Luke 1:38 IN LATIN, this response of Mary was “FIAT!”  That tiny word holds lots of meaning.  Literally it means “Let it be.”  Perhaps we could also translate it as – Lord, I want what you…

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“Thus says the Lord, your redeemer….I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good.”    Isaiah 48:17  HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT a new gadget or piece of technology and then struggled to learn how to use it? Perhaps you worked some time at it before giving in and consulting the owner’s manual.  Maybe even…

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“Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!  Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low.”    Isaiah 40:3-4 MY PARENTS HAVE LIVED for many years in North Carolina.  It is a constant source of consternation to my father how easily a red hillside of North Carolina clay is removed…

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Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday, but a way of life.  There are so many reasons to pause everyday and give thanks for the everyday blessings in our lives.  Have you seen the website Posters for Good?  Here is one from the site to get your litany of gratitude going today. If you have food in…

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