Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Kingdom is Like:

  From Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52   The kingdom of heaven is like:   … a mustard seed—   It gets buried in dirt and water, then softens and shrivels and breaks open, and a little rootlet comes out, and then … Continue reading

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Stones and Stars

I am in despair. As I trudge along northwards—always northwards—I can’t help reliving everything that’s happened. My brother and I seem to be locked into some kind of eternal struggle. Maybe it’s partly because of being twins. As if we’re … Continue reading

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Rain

This week, one of the lectionary passages is a longtime favorite of mine: Isaiah 55:9-13. It occurred to me that I had already written a devotional passage about it, in my 2002 book, Gardens of the Soul: Cultivating a Devotional … Continue reading

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The Water Jar that Changed My Life

It was a day, just an ordinary evening like any other. I balanced my large water jar on my head and headed to the well at the edge of town. It wasn’t my favorite task—our family was large and required … Continue reading

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