Author Archives: revyarbrough

Take a Moment

There is so much going on. Fires, Covid-19, racial inequality, economic disparity, 9/11 rememberances. It is hard to know where to begin with our prayers. However, I did find this prayer in a sweet book entitled “When I Talk To … Continue reading

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In The Times

Let us pray for all who are on the move from the fires: humans and all the creatures of the land, sea, and the air. Let us pray for those who are fighting these fires and their families who are … Continue reading

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Good Vision

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”*  I woke Tuesday morning with this refrain running through my mind. I … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate

The photograph of our building is out of date, but I have always loved this picture. I like the fact that the most notable word is “Celebration.” These days, when we watch, read or listen to the news, much of … Continue reading

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Connecting

I have been pondering the Rule of St. Benedict, and I hope I will be saying that for the rest of my life. In the preface of the 1980 translation of the Rule, Rev. Timothy Fry, OSB writes: “In the … Continue reading

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A Thought for These Times

“This much I have learned: within the sorrow there is grace. When we come close to the things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. This is the healing point: when we have told … Continue reading

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Crossing the Threshold

This morning when I checked my emails, I found several from a south bay environmental group that I had completely forgotten about.  The string of messages began with a member expressing hope, in one simple sentence, that the group would … Continue reading

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Searching for Sanctuary

From our good friend, Rev. Evelyn Vigil.   Good to ponder in the midst of our Fourth of July celebrations. Here is a short meditation for my church on all the sorrow around the church shooting in Charleston. No place … Continue reading

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Psalm 17

Psalms for Praying  Nan C. Merrill    Open my heart that compassion may be my companion;  Where I meet pride, humble me, Where I meet anger, calm my fears;  Where I meet injustice, cause me to act in love’s way. … Continue reading

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Celebration!

So much good news from the Supreme Court this week.   For those of you who will not be attending San Francisco Pride, come join us!  We will be worshiping with the congregation from Celebration of Faith, with Pastor David … Continue reading

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