Miércoles de Ceniza

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I’m inspired by Wind of the Spirit (an advocacy group that operates out of our Parish House) to break out some Español…and of course, it means: Ash Wednesday. Lent already?I know, right? What happened? Another year.Boom! Get your ashes here tonight, at 7pm in Webb...

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Coming Attractions...

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Lent!I can’t believe I’m looking at next week and here it is! Here are the next big things coming our way. See you Sunday for church and the Annual Meeting! Here we go… Annual Meeting Feb 23The Annual Meeting of the Congregation of Presbyterian Church of Madison is called...

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Psalm 26

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This morning (Wednesday) I was getting ready for mid-week communion. Come join us, by the way—it’s a great hit-and-run almost drive-by on your way to the train or wherever you go. 7:10am, every Wednesday in the parlor. Anyway, we usually read some Psalms or other devotional, have...

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Lent Is Coming

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I was thinking about this again yesterday in a meditation class. Christianity doesn’t do a very good job of connecting body and Spirit. We focus a lot on mind and Spirit. We do a pretty good job of that—reasoning and growing our way into this life as children of God. I often read...

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More Ruah

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So last week I was blogging about the Holy Spirit and God’s constant presence and action through the Holy Spirit. Is this “déjà vu” all over again? No, but… Today (Wed, Jan 29) I finish my final day of the week intensive study at Drew for my Doctor of...

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Affordable Housing Déjà Vu

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I don’t believe in coincidence. My understanding of “coincidence” is movement of the Holy Spirit. Occasionally I’ll use the phrase, “the stars align” but that’s not what I really mean. Come Holy Spirit, come.And it comes.All the time.  Today (Jan...

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Back in Action

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Happy New Year! I know, you’re likely over it all by now, the new-year hype. New decade (not really until 2021, but who’s putting too fine a point on it?). Facebook retrospectives in photos. Check, check, check. We have a new NCAA football championship team, and eyes are turning to...

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Unplug!

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Dear Friends, From the PCM Family to yours—Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May the peace of the Christ that comes settle into your life and literally be peace on Earth for you. Unplug from the world this year and give it a rest. It will still be there when we get back...

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Richard, Again!

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OMG! I can’t help it. Please forgive me… Last week’s blog was about Richard Rohr and here we are, again! He’s been doing this 2-week series equating the 12-step programs with their spirituality and Bill Wilson, the author of the first “Big Book” of AA, was...

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Powerless

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Every now and then somebody writes something that just slays me, like I wish I’d written it. And yesterday’s Richard Rohr was one of those days. As I think about it, I sometimes wish I thought more like Fr. Rohr. He’s just amazing and I highly recommend his daily devotional...

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