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11/23/20

The Power of Gratitude

November 23, 2020 DAILY READING Luke 17:11-19 FIELD NOTES Some of you may be familiar with Nate Berkus, one of Oprah’s frequent guests and world class designer. Back during the…

11/21/20

Lectio Divina

November 21, 2020 Mark 7:24-30 The Voice Translation 24 From there Jesus and His followers traveled to the region of Tyre [and Sidon] on the Mediterranean coast. He hoped to slip unnoticed…

11/20/20

The Power to Heal an Outsider

November 20, 2020 DAILY READING Mark 7:24-30 FIELD NOTES Memorial Day.  My son, who is black, is one year old.  We are staying at a condo in Gulf Shores.  We get in the…

11/19/20

The Power to Heal an Outsider

November 19, 2020 DAILY READING Mark 7:24-30 FIELD NOTES When I was a kid, I was scared of everything.  I mean, everything.  Growing up, our school band and chorus would always take…

11/18/20

Lectio Divina

November 18, 2020 Mark 7:24-30 Jesus Honors a Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to…

11/17/20

The Power to Heal an Outsider

November 17, 2020 DAILY READING Mark 7:24-30 FIELD NOTES My cousins’ parents were getting a divorce.  During what turned out to be a very nasty divorce, my cousins came to our…

11/16/20

The Power to Heal an Outsider

November 16, 2020 DAILY READING Mark 7:24-30 FIELD NOTES “Even the dogs get the children’s scraps.” What a reply to Jesus.  Was Jesus testing her?  Was he being rude?  I doubt it on…

11/14/20

Lectio Divina

November 14, 2020 John 11:1-26 The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother…

11/13/20

All Saints

November 13, 2020 DAILY READING John 11:1-26 FIELD NOTES My grandmother on my mother’s side never missed an opportunity to show my brother and I love. Her love was expressed…

11/12/20

All Saints

November 12, 2020 DAILY READING John 11:1-26 FIELD NOTES Our dear friend was pregnant. Five months into the pregnancy, it went south. She had to deliver. The little girl lived…