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Time to Change Gears



Short Thoughts 06 25 17 By now many of you have heard that I am retiring from St. James.  While it is true as of June 30, 2017 I am retiring as an employed member of the pastoral staff, I more »

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The Nourishment of Christ



Short Thoughts 06 18 17 Today we celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ.  A few weeks ago I wrote and spoke about the Holy Spirit as being that motivator for us to open and use the gift of Easter.  more »

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The Heavenly Paradox



Short Thoughts 06 11 17 Have you ever thought about the paradox of this state or place we call heaven?  If heaven is a state of unbounded love in communion with God, then that love as the image of God more »

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The Fire Inside



Short Thoughts 06 04 17  Today we celebrate Pentecost. We remember how the Holy Spirit came to the apostles. The Spirit gave them the courage and insight to actually carry out the mission Jesus gave them.  The apostles still were more »

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Our bodies share in eternal life



Short Thoughts 05 28 17  Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord.  The Son of God always was with the Father in heaven.  But in a special way Jesus, the Son of God, becomes human, leaves this world and more »

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Risen Chirst in Our Lives



Short Thoughts 05 21 17  As we move through the Easter season, the focus of our gospel readings moves from the Resurrection to how the Risen Christ will remain in our lives.  While Pentecost is still two weeks away, our more »

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Hope and Trust



Short Thoughts 05 14 17 Today’s gospel is often read at funerals. I believe that it is chosen because it is a gospel of hope and trust. At the passing of a loved one from this life to the next, more »

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Who is the Good Shepherd



Short Thoughts 05 07 17  Every year we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday.  It is good to be reminded that we need someone who will watch over us, look out for our best interests, and be our guide and protector.  Of more »

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Open our Hearts on the Road



Short Thoughts 04 30 17 Today we hear the gospel passage of the Road to Emmaus.  The risen Jesus met two of His disciples.  They were journeying home after witnessing His death and hearing about His resurrection.  Their minds and hearts more »

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We are God’s children



Short Thoughts 04 23 17  Our gospel story takes us to the evening of Easter, as the risen Jesus makes his first “public” appearance to his disciples.  The first words from Jesus are “peace be with you.”  Jesus’ whole life more »

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