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Born of Water and Spirit – Meditation

John 3:1-17  “No one can see/understand the kingdom of God without being born again.” “No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.”       My readings into Aramaic offer a new translation/interpretation of … Continue reading

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Under the Fig Tree of Scriptures

  John 1:43-51                                                      An average fig tree is about fifteen feet tall and its branches spread out about twenty-five feet wide. It acts a little bit like an umbrella, creating a cozy space underneath that is almost like a … Continue reading

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How Do You Come To Know God?

  John 14:1-14 In 2013, I released a book that shed some new light on a well-known verse in this text. The book was an application of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s technique of meditating upon the scriptures. He called his … Continue reading

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Rest and Relaxation Aid Creativity

       Have you had any bright ideas lately? Maybe you’re too busy to have one.      By bright idea, I mean something new, innovative, unique, outside the box, revolutionary… something that no one else has discovered. And I have … Continue reading

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The Price of Eternal Life

  Luke 10:38-42       I tend to feel guilty when I’m not being productive. What’s that all about? I think this is the “way of the world” — the gotta-be-busy mindset. Unfortunately, busyness is a high price to pay when … Continue reading

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Lust for God

  Right now, I’m lusting for whatever is in the refrigerator that can satisfy my appetite. The holidays have a way of stretching the stomach, and that means extra pounds that need to be shed. My stomach lusts to be … Continue reading

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The Power of Imagination

  John Lennon penned some incredible lyrics to his song, Imagine. At the time, I didn’t appreciate them the way I do today. These are the words of a prophet. Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed … Continue reading

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Pursue Wisdom

Proverbs 9:1-6; John 6:51-58       There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for wisdom. He walked up to the philosopher and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for wisdom.” Socrates recognized a … Continue reading

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Chew Your Food – Meditation

  John 6:51-58             This meditation on John 6 is the first of three that I plan to post this week. There are so many ways to interpret what Jesus said about being the bread of life.      “Chew your … Continue reading

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4 Benefits of Centering Prayer

Practicing centering prayer will change your life. Don’t let the word “prayer” throw you. It carries some baggage from all forms of institutional religion, but practicing it has provided a doorway to change in the lives of many people. It changed … Continue reading

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