Namaste

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A couple years ago, we tried to start a meditation group at the local place, Jolie. We met with Julia at Jolie every week for several months, but we probably chose a time that wasn’t convenient for most people because it never caught on. Nevertheless, it was awesome! Yeah, it was...

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It Bears Repeating

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Every week when I sit down to write the blog it’s almost always on Wednesday morning. We have Mid-week Communion in the parlor starting at 7:10am every Wednesday—come join us! It’s a great mid-week touchstone, a literal “centering” in the week, and you’ll be...

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Love

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One of the great joys of being a minister comes at weddings. Bringing two people together in the eyes of God, their families, and friends. With sighs too deep for words, it is just a Spirit thing. Amazing!   1 Corinthians 13 is the classic wedding scripture for obvious...

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Border

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This picture breaks my heart. Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his little girl, 23-month-old Valeria, died trying to cross into the United States in the Rio Grande at Matamoros, Mexico (opposite Brownsville, Texas) because they were unable to apply for asylum in the...

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Juneteenth

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If you have Apple products and use the calendar, the holidays now include Juneteenth every June 19. I’m so proud of that! But I have to admit that I thought I knew the meaning of Juneteenth and I’ve had it wrong for years. Wikipedia is our friend. I thought Juneteenth was the...

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Summer

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So weird. This morning (Wednesday) when I woke up at 4:30 and you can begin to see first light, it was 49 degrees. Yes, I sometimes wake up at 4:30—usually 5ish. The 49 degrees was the weird part since it’s June 12, but the rest is just amazing! This time of year, that is awesome!...

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Confirmation Class

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This is an exciting week in the life of Presbyterian Church of Madison! Not only is it Youth Sunday and the annual Church Picnic, it is the Sunday of the Pentecost (the birth of the church as in the book of Acts) and it is Confirmation Sunday. This year, 13 of our middle school students came...

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Respite

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I’m in the middle of a conversation right now about life in Madison. Commute. Work. Commute. Answering email until late. Sleep (hopefully). Repeat. Weekends: Crazy too—non-stop, over-programmed, sports, drama, dance, music…And church. Church? Yeah, I know, right? One more...

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Today's Richard Rohr

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I love to write! I love to read. I love to read good writing. I read something this week in one of my ham radio publications that was buried in the midst of a technical article on the electronics of a piece of gear. But the author (who is a retired minister from the UK it turns out…)...

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Psalm 23

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Psalm 23 came up in the Revised Common Lectionary cycle for church on Sunday, May 12. It’s a classic. Maybe the best-known of the Psalms. You may know this trick. Grab any Judeo-Christian Bible. Put your fingers in the middle of the pages in the book and open it. Chances are high, like...

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