Where do we go from here?

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Over the last month or two, I have not been content with my posts. They have focused too much on the pandemic, not on topics of family life. I think this is reflective of me running out of gas, so to speak. I am struggling with topics to address. Because of this, I met with the Advisory Board of the … Read More

Who do I believe?

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I received feedback from five persons on my note from last week. They responded to my question, “Who do you look to help you make decisions concerning the truthfulness of what is reported regarding the pandemic?” The common threads from all were: 1) Not to trust or to stay away from Social Media, 2) Some skepticism over what major media … Read More

Who should we believe?

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By Your Cross, O Christ our Savior, death’s dominion has been shattered; the devil’s delusion destroyed. The human race, being saved by faith, always offers You a song. (Lord I Call… Resurrection Verse Tone 3) This verse from the Saturday Vespers service is a powerful message. Our Lord, through the Cross, has destroyed death’s dominion, and the devil’s delusion is … Read More

Making Up Our Minds

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No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, …You cannot serve God and mammon. … Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than … Read More

Being of One Mind

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Christ wishes the disciples to be kept in a state of unity by maintaining a like-mindedness and an identity of will, being mingled together, as it were, in soul and spirit and in the law of peace and love for one another. He wishes them to be bound together rightly with an unbreakable bond of love, that they may advance … Read More

The Paradox of Being Confined

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But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s fetters were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew … Read More

Show Up For Work

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The Paralytic was like an unburied corpse. He saw You and shouted: “Lord, have mercy on me! My bed has become my grave! Why should I live? What use is the Sheep’s Pool to me? I have no one to put me into the pool when the waters are stirred, but I come to You, O Fountain of healing. Raise … Read More

Shaking all of Creation

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“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were … Read More