Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 31

Reflection Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect Romans 12;2. “Enlightenment is the ability to see beyond all the things we make God to find God. We make religion God and so fail to…

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August 30

Reflection In this age of instant communication, do we ever stop and consider the power of words? We speak to one another every day either verbally or electronically. Our words can encourage, inspire and uplift. They can also discourage, depress and dishearten. Our words can wound or heal, cause rejoicing or tears. They can build self-confidence or break it down.…

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August 29

Reflection “Prayer is not a stratagem for occasional use, or a refuge to resort to now and then. it is rather like an established residence for the innermost self. All things have a hone, the bird has a nest, the fox has a hole, the bees have a hive. A soul without prayer is a soul without a home.” Abraham…

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August 28

Reflection “The picture of Jesus we find in the early Christian scriptures can be a model for us no matter what our particular faith tradition or philosophy. There we read about the life and teachings of one who saw and honored God in all things, boldly lived his truth, loved more broadly and deeply than his contemporaries, nonviolently challenged the…

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August 27

Reflection Many years ago, I read a science fiction novel named The Sheep Look Up*. The book predicted the deterioration of the environment in the United States. In the novel, little by little, the corporation sponsored government caused changes in the climate. Content with the overall nature of their life-styles, the people absorbed these changes without reading the signs or…

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August 25

Reflection The song of the crickets dominates the nights. Some trees already have a tinge of yellow in their leaves. The tomatoes are ripe and there is much too much squash in the garden. It is hard to believe that this is the last week of August. Yet it is. Soon another summer will have passed. It seems we just…

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August 24

Reflection For who has known the mind of God or who has been God’s counselor? Romans 11:31-36                                                                                                This is an interesting question to ponder. Religion has been a major feature in some historical conflicts and the most recent wave of modern terrorism. Today we see a growing battle in the Middle East between Shi’ite and Sunni; a Jewish state…

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August 23

Reflection They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Isaiah 61:4 There comes a time in history of human consciousness when there is a groundswell of understanding. What was a passion of the few becomes a commitment of the many. This is such a…

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