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Jewels in HIS Crown - “Words and Thoughts - to, from, and about the Prince of Peace”

ASHES. AN IMPOSITION?

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  Traditionally we come forward in our worship and receive the sign of the cross from the worship leaders as they remind us “ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” The ceremony is called the “Imposition of Ashes.”  The word simply means the application or ‘imposing of”...
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MY WILL – GOD’S WILL?

Catherine Marshall (d.1983), wife of Chaplain of the Senate, Peter Marshall, once wrote:  The purpose of all prayer is to find God’s will and to make that will our prayer. No, she’s not talking in a circle, but rather talking a couple of profound thoughts and completing the cycle! As...
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JESUS and UNCLEAN SPIRITS

As I was preparing the Gospel this week – the text that includes Jesus acting with authority – some questions came to mind.  Mark tells us that Jesus performed 10 healings.  The healings were signs that the “kingdom of God” was present. Everybody wants to enjoy good health.  That was...
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ON BEING A DISCIPLE

Next Sunday’s Gospel is about two pairs of brothers who became Jesus’ first disciples – Simon (Peter) and his brother Andrew; and James and John, the sons of Zebedee.  Three if them – Peter, James, and John – would become Jesus’ inner circle – those disciples whom Jesus gathered close...
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Keeping Prince of Peace WEIRD!

Some of you know that I communicate with my family electronically on a weekly basis at my personal blogspot.  The name of my site is “Keeping Portland Weird: My Little Part.”  For some reason or another I have always like the city’s ‘UN-Motto’ – “Keep Portland Weird.”  I have the...
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