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Inspired – The Bible as Story – Part 8

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   March 12th, 2023     Lectio Divina – Divine or Sacred Reading-(Download)     Opening PrayerYou are our strength and salvation, O God. You are our hope and deliverer.In the midst of fear and uncertainty in our lives, and when the powerless of the world are overwhelmed by mighty forces, recall us to our true source of help.Awaken us again to your strong presence within us. Awaken us again to hope. J. Philip Newell, Celtic Treasur... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Mar 15

Inspired – The Bible as Story – Part 5

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   February 12th, 2023       Lectio Divina – Divine or Sacred Reading-(Download)     Opening Prayer – Prayer of Awareness We wake to the forgiveness of a new day. We wake to the freedom to begin again. We wake to the mercy of the sun’s redeeming light. Always new, always gift, always blessing. We wake to the forgiveness of this new day. John Philip Newell, Praying with the Earth – A Prayerbook for Peace, p... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Feb 15

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 4

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 4   October 16th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer In the rising of the sun and its setting, in the whiteness of the moon and its seasons, in the infinity of space and its shining stars you are God and we bless you. May we know the harmony of heaven in the re... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 19

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 3

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 3   October 9th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer The earth is full of your goodness, O God. It sprouts green and grows into the roundness of fruit. Its touch and its taste enliven our souls. Let us know the seeds of life’s goodness within us and between... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 12

A Deacon’s Reflection: Reconnecting with Love – Celtic Christian Wisdom and Spirituality for Today

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan Franciscan Richard Rohr reminds us that “people who know God well – mystics, hermits, those who risk everything to find God – always meet a lover, not a dictator. God is never found as an abusive father or a tyrannical mother; God is always a lover greater than we dared hope for. How different from the ‘account manager’ most people seem to worship. God is the lover who receives and forgives everything.”   In this De... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Aug 30

Coming Clean: The Great Burnout of 2022

by Felicia Coleman June 15th, 2022   It was a defining moment in my life. I was a junior in college. Before class started, I was chatting with some friends and we were comparing who had gotten the least sleep that week. I “won” with nine hours over the span of three days. Once the professor commanded the attention of the room, we all turned to face the front as if we had just had the most casual “the weather is lovely today” type of conversation. I thought a... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jun 15

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