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Apr

Where Do I See God?

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I’ve been obsessed with snow globes lately. Snow globes often symbolize childhood innocence or "happy days." The yearning for those days is often tragic as in the 1941 film Citizen Kane where Charles Foster Kane, lying in bed while holding a snow globe, utters "Rosebud" the name of his childhood sled and the only time he had been truly happy. The globe then slips from his dying hand and smashes into all its scattered contents representing Kane’s otherwise sad but rich life. In Libba Bray's book Going Bovine, snow globes are used as metaphors for the constraints of reality and life...
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08
Apr

Where Do I See God? By Jeff Goolsby

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The poet Gerard Manly Hopkins writes, “Glory be to God for dappled things,” and proceeds to extol the wondrous diverse beauty of landscapes and birds and fish and cows, even our varied trades, “their gear, tackle, and trim.” What about the landscape of sound? Sacred texts set to compelling music by master composers. The illusive hearing of evocative music, sung and played by skilled musicians. Lovingly presented as a sacrifice of worship. This Lent, I have seen God in the work of our parish choir, a largely volunteer cohort of professionals in their various trades, students, and retired folks, each with their...
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03
Apr

Where Do I See God? by Sandra Kent

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I see God as my shadow – always present and so close that my tactile senses can almost feel God’s existence.  Sometimes, depending on the light of the sun/son, God can be a huge presence that I sense like the warmth of the sun of my face.  Other times, I have to look carefully with all my senses; but, God can always be found.  I try to reconcile in my mind’s eye the concept that God is ever present; yet, God has given us freedom of will and the power to make our own decisions.  At times, my decisions have resulted...
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03
Apr

Where Do I See God? by Karen Boyd

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Last Saturday I attended the woman's prayer retreat sponsored by the Daughters of the King. How fortunate we were to spend a portion of our day with others who share our common desire to deepen our relationship with God and seek to find him in prayer. Part of the retreat was a session of Lectio Divina Instruction led by Rev. Amanda Watson. Simple enough, we came together in a circle and listened to a passage from Matthew. We focused on the word that seemed to stand out for us. Once again the passage was read, this time we focused on our...
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25Apr
Bagpipes Thursday, Apr 25 @ 6:30 PM
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Unity Group - AA Thursday, Apr 25 @ 8:00 PM
26Apr
St John's Choir Rehearsal Friday, Apr 26 @ 10:30 AM
26Apr
Wedding Rehearsal Friday, Apr 26 @ 4:30 PM
27Apr
Altar Guild Preps Saturday, Apr 27 @ 9:00 AM

 
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