Monthly Archives: June 2017

James 5:11

James 5:11 (NIV) As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. Reflection: Whatever your … Continue reading

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Colossians 3:12

Colossians 3:12 (NIV)  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Reflection:  It doesn’t get more clear than this as far as instructions are concerned. Yet, why is it that … Continue reading

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It’s Pride Month, It’s Ramadan, and It is Still Hard to be an LGBT Muslim

Pride, Ramadan, and the American Muslim Came across this article on Buzzfeed which adds some insights into the Islamic perspective on Pride and LGBT experiences. Just before sunset one Friday this month, a few dozen guests walked downstairs and into a … Continue reading

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Romans 15:5-7

Romans 15:5-7 ESV “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord … Continue reading

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Trusting in Your Gifts

God gave us the capacity to learn, ask questions, explore, discover, and discern. God gave us the means to show love, offer compassion and forgiveness, and to be generous and merciful. God gave us talents and skills too. Maybe we … Continue reading

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An Infinite God, Infinite Possibilities

It is often said in many different ways that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 pretty much sums it up with, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your … Continue reading

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Psalm 35:1-3, Psalm 43

Psalm 35:1-3 (NKJV) “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, and stop … Continue reading

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