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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Six

Nearly ten years have gone by since mother Teresa passed away. Today I want to share with you one of her beautiful writings. May your heart be filled knowing that our creator thirsts for you and loves you through and through. – Jim Loduha

I Thirst For You, by Mother Teresa

I know you through and through – I know everything about you. The very hairs of your head I have numbered. Nothing in your life in unimportant to me, I have followed you through the years, and I have always loved you – even in your wanderings.

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Lenten Meditation: Day Twenty-Five

For many, Lent is an opportunity to fast, to completely stop or do less of that “thing” that we know it is hard for us to stay away from. In doing so, we do some kind of penance and aim to be more self-reflective about our behavior in the recent past (usually since the last season of Lent). 

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Lenten Meditation: Day Fifteen

Lessons from Joseph

The Old Testament lesson for this Friday in the second week of Lent is found in the book of Genesis and may be very familiar to many of you. It’s the beginning of the story of Joseph, his father and his brothers and tells how Joseph ends up in a pit because of jealousy, insecurity and hatred.

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The Rector’s Annual Address to the Parish

The Annual Address of the Rector to the Parish is always part of the All Saints Church Annual Meeting — and this year, rector Mike Kinman offered that address from the pulpit on Sunday, March 5th at all four services. 

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Lenten Meditation: Day Two

Giving up something for Lent is one time honored choice for a spiritual discipline during the forty day journey to Easter. So is taking something on. This year I’ve decided to take on rather than give up … and here’s a reprise of the Huffington Post piece I wrote explaining how I made that choice.

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“Living the Mountaintop Experience”

Becca Stevens on Sunday, February 26, 2017:

“We learn that gratitude is a path up that mountain. That we find gratitude even for the brokenness. And that we find gratitude even for the storms we experience on the way.”

“How Do We Get to the Beatitudes World?”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, February 19, 2017:

“We must view one another as indispensable, for evil is eradicated when hearts are turned — and there is no future without forgiveness.”

“You Have Heard that Our Ancestors Were Told…”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

“When we share comfort, healing, forgiveness, and acceptance with one another, we become one together, leaning and depending on one another. As community, we learn that we do not have to bear our burdens alone. We have each other.”

“You are salt. You are light. Jesus said so.”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

What if we are salt and light not just for ourselves but for the world. For the whole world? What if the same salt that was Cesar and Dolores is in us? What if the same light that burned in Rosa and Martin burns in us? After all, Jesus says so. What if the world is waiting for us? What if it all depends on us?” 

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Films, Festivals and the Oscars

Film critic Kenneth Turan in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, February 5, 2017:

“I hate to tar things with a broad brush but there really seems to be sexism in the movie business… Everyone has to keep pushing and saying this is wrong.”

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