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Reflection: Honesty

Prayer, to be genuine, must be real. God is not interested in how “spiritual” we can look and sound. Prayer is meant to be grounded in the reality of our daily lives; it is meant to touch every part of us. To be genuine and effective, it must be honest and real. – Br. David […]

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Reflection: Joy

Perhaps we could think of cheerfulness, a gentle good cheer as a spiritual practice, or, at least, as a spiritual good—as a way of being compassionate to those we live with. A way of bringing the light of Christ, the gracious light of Christ into the lives of others. – Br. Mark Brown Society of […]

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Vestry minutes – January 27, 2013 meeting

ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS VESTRY MEETING MINUTES January 27, 2013   Present: Steve Anderson, Bob Bess, Richard Cabes, Annette Duff, Gary Grant, Aubrey Hardman, DJ Mitchell, Joe Panther, Linda Seeber, Becky Snell, Brian West, Jim Wilson; Jim Reynolds, Rector; Amy Haynie, Parochial Associate; Glenda Morehead, Clerk; Diana Panther, Treasurer. A called meeting of the Vestry of St. […]

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Reflection: Encounter

Coming into church many people take holy water on their forefinger to remind them of their baptism, make the sign of the cross, or bow, or simply pause on the threshold, aware of entering a holy place. “This is the gate of heaven” – a place of encounter. So come with expectancy. – Br. Geoffrey […]

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Reflection: Jesus

Especially during moments of space, you might find it inviting to breathe the name of Jesus: to breathe in the name of Jesus; to breathe out the name of Jesus. You might even find it inviting to pray the ancient “Jesus Prayer” as you breathe: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God: Have mercy […]

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Reflection: Intimacy

Jesus comes among us, as one of us, to reveal to us a greater love than we have ever known, and to invite us into an intimacy deeper than we could ever have imagined with the God whose very being is Love. – Br. David Vryhof Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More, […]

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Reflection: Longing

As God’s people we have been here before. We have been in this place of longing for what once was and hoping for it again. And it is a good place to be! It helps to remind us about that for which we truly long, and that for which we truly hope. – Br. James […]

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Reflection: Focus

Lent is a very appropriate time for each of us to ask ourselves, “How is God working out his purposes in my life? How do I cooperate with God in this? And how am I blocking or thwarting God’s purposes?” When we stop to consider our spiritual lives, and take stock, as we traditionally do […]

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Reflection: Time

Many of us experience prayer as a dialogue which we initiate. We set aside time and go to a specific place and begin the dialogue. We wait to see if God will respond, if God will answer our prayers. But in fact it is always God who initiates the dialogue. – Br. David Vryhof Society […]

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Reflection: Presence

Breathe your way into the awareness of the sacrament of the present moment. Here and now is where God is to be found. – Br. Curtis Almquist Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More, Click Here [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kREiZ8DJnc] Video not displaying? Click here to view: http://youtu.be/-kREiZ8DJnc Question for Reflection: In what new places […]

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