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United in heart & mind

This morning’s reading from the book of Acts described a very simple, and yet Oh so difficult, aspect of early Christian life that we’ve lost: All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. (Acts 4:32) This morning’s…

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International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, and I would like to take this time to celebrate women in the Church! I realise that throughout Church history, we have had leaders who have said: “What is the difference whether it is in a wife or a mother, it is still Eve the temptress that we…

Christmas – the most celebrated birthday party

Good evening. This is the favorite time of the year for a lot of people. In Panama we have carols and concerts, gift exchanges, kids playing, vacation time, the beginning of the summer and the end of a another year. In many places around the world, this is a time to play with snow, to…

Invasion Forgiveness

Luke 1:46b-55 the Magnificat 1:46b “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 1:48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 1:49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is…

We’re Walking Here

There was a wonderful op-ed in the NY Times this week about the ways people transport themselves safely from one place to another in Manhattan. There are cabs, buses, cars, subways, and bicycles – more bicycles than ever, and the roads are getting friendlier to them all the time — but in New York City,…

Renewal

Romans: Brothers and sister, in light  of all I have shared with you about God’s mercies, I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship. Do not allow this world to mold you in its own…

Teaching God’s word

Matthew 4:1-11 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 4:2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 4:3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of…

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Peter, Peter

Lectionary Readings: Acts 5:27-32 Childhood memories, especially childhood memories from beach-houses and idyllic holidays, are usually the best moments etched in our minds. Well, not all of them… Our school year was the US one, not the Panamanian one – at odds with all my friends.   One of the benefits, was that whenever we’d spend…