Author Archives: revyarbrough

Held in Love

Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-4″The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord:  ‘Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. … Continue reading

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The Narrow Gate

We live in a society that places a high value on “keeping our options open.” The risk of missing something just seems too great. Yet, eventually, we do have to narrow our choices. This is one lesson of the pandemic … Continue reading

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Pondering John 20:27

“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Jesus “To feed the hungry means to do away with militarism. To bless the … Continue reading

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Yes, It Matters

When I first read the following poem, I could feel the pear in my hand.  I touched  the burro’s ears with happiness.   I could see the kindly monk who would occasionally drop by.  I find this to be a humbling … Continue reading

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How To Let Go

“Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you.” James 4:7-8     My “devil” is procrastination. I am often slow to take on what I perceive to … Continue reading

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Living into It

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”     2 Corinthians 3:17    The Apostle Paul mentions freedom several times in his letters, and I always find his encouragement to live into our freedom … Continue reading

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Finding Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is … Continue reading

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The Lenten Journey Begins

“And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, … Continue reading

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Staying in Touch

On Saturday, my husband needed to make a delivery to a restaurant here in San Leandro. I had not yet had lunch and I knew they had a patio, so I decided to go with him. It was so pleasant to … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lent

In Christian Meditation or what is also called Centering Prayer, we rest in what I think of as alert relaxation. The mind, of course, is always buzzing with plans for the future or worries about the past. The mind loves … Continue reading

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