EPIGENETICS

EPIGENETICS

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  — Romans 8:28 You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck!   — Rumi    All around the world,...

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WIND

WIND

The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. — John 3:8   It’s seldom you find a windless day on Cape Cod. Some days you have winds that roar,...

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TREASURE

TREASURE

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your...

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A PERFECT GIFT

A PERFECT GIFT

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.  — James 1:17   I’m a Touched by an Angel binge-watcher.  I’ve kept it a secret for awhile, but now I can say it...

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FINDING TRUTH

FINDING TRUTH

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. — James 3:17 With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.  — Eleanor Roosevelt   During the past several days of reading, I...

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RISK LOVE

RISK LOVE

Christ, you are ever carrying me in ways I do not expect, gentling pushing, sometimes screaming, for me to do justice, show mercy and to be Love to my neighbor.   You, the first mover of grace, you the lover of my soul, help me to move beyond my own limits and to...

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TEN SECONDS

TEN SECONDS

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in...

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CHOCOLATE CAKE

CHOCOLATE CAKE

What can we bring to the Lord?  Should we bring him burnt offerings?  Should we bow before God Most High with offerings of yearling calves?  Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil?  Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay...

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BE STILL

BE STILL

There Elijah went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: "What are you doing here, Elijah?"  — I Kings 19:9   The wind woke me at 3am.  Roaring through the White Pines, the wind was deafening and it reminded me of the Hebrew Bible...

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JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS

JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS

Don’t jump to conclusions — there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.  — Proverbs 25:8 Faith is not jumping to conclusions. It is concluding to jump.  — W.T. Purkiser   My dog, Gus, and I walked every day.  After 14-1/2 years of walks, we had...

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To nurture the spiritual growth of each person at First Lutheran Church; empowering our faith community to know Christ more fully and to take bold steps to make Christ known.

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