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Jesus’ Prayerbook, Part 4: Psalm 42

Life does not always turn out the way we planned. As children we dream of a future full of excitement and adventure. Doctors, astronauts, rock stars, the glittering list is one of endless possibilities. Then reality takes over. The physically limited or uncoordinated give up

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Jesus’ Prayer Book, Part 3: Psalm 22

Good Friday. A young rabbi, unjustly condemned, beaten close to death, hangs naked and humiliated on a cross outside the busy gates of Jerusalem. A few, a very few, brave friends are close by to lend what moral support they can while enemies laugh and

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Jesus’ Prayer Book, Part 2: Psalm 18

All of us have “one of those days” from time to time. Most are days of accumulated small annoyances, others are comprised of one direct hit after another. I was having one of those days. There are times when the gift of being gay can

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Jesus’ Prayer Book, Part 1: Psalm 8

There are moments in life best experienced in the arms of silence. There are other occasions that demand to be expressed in words. And there are times when the demanded words simply do not reveal themselves. The silence group tends to take care of itself.

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Lepers, Loons and Losers, Part 8: The Shepherds

In the countryside close by there were shepherds… — Luke 2: 8 (New Jerusalem Translation) Whether as small figurines in a home nativity scene or as a bathrobe-clad participants in a church Christmas pageant, the shepherds are brought out each year for their moment in

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Lepers, Loons and Losers, Part 7: Zacchaeus

(Jesus) entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus — Luke 19: 1 When it comes to compiling a list of favorite people, not too many folks would place tax collectors on the list. When people touch your money, they