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The Pause of Holy Saturday

The Pause of Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is a quiet, somber day any year, but even more so this year. This morning I read in Matthew about the laying of Jesus’ lifeless body in a tomb and sealing it closed with a large rock. The Spirit of God brought to my attention verse 61 of Matthew chapter...
Responding to Fear

Responding to Fear

Last Thursday thirteen people died in one New York hospital alone. Emergency rooms in the city are in chaos. Parking lots are being used as triage rooms. And this is not on the other side of the country – this is next door, not more than two hundred miles away. I’ll...
In the Temple of Silence

In the Temple of Silence

Not a single other person was out on the rail trail with me this morning. The air was still. I stopped at Unkety Brook to gaze out on it for a while and sensed I was in a Temple of Silence. Silently sap is running in the trees. Silently shoots are forming for next...

Reflections at the Vernal Pool

The air was crisply clean and shimmering with sun particles out on the rail trail this afternoon. After feeling restricted and shut in the past few days, being out in the open and smiling at people refreshed me. I passed several spring vernal pools alive with the...
Paul and His Letters – New Adult Class

Paul and His Letters – New Adult Class

The letters of Paul to specific churches and individuals comprise about one fourth of the New Testament making him and his theology an important part of the foundation of Christianity. Paul understood that for Christianity to flourish, early Christians needed to learn...