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Lenten Meditation: Choose Life

Lenten Meditation: Choose Life

| February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

From today’s meditation at The Word Among Us: Choose life … (Deuteronomy 30:19) The Israelites were just about to enter the Promised Land. Forty years of waiting and wandering had finally come to an end, and Moses was preparing the people for the next phase of their history: the time when God would bring them [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Trust

Five Minutes with the Word: Trust

| April 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Wow, today’s meditation really hits home for me! Like most people, I am not a stranger to disappointment and heartache, whether it concerns longstanding friendships, boyfriends, dates, professional setbacks — you name it. And as much as I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to spend plenty of time with my married siblings and their kids, it’s also [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Accepting God's Will

Five Minutes with the Word: Accepting God’s Will

| March 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Today’s Lenten meditation from the Word Among Us: The annunciation of the Lord I will not tempt the Lord! (Isaiah 7:12) In today’s first reading, King Ahaz is being offered something that he may not want—a victory that comes not from fighting but from passive waiting. Commissioned by God, the prophet Isaiah has given him [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Fruitfulness

Five Minutes with the Word: Fruitfulness

| March 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it pro­duces much fruit.” (John 12:24) Have you ever seen a seed ger­minate? While it is in the soil, the skin encasing it splits open. Next, the seed itself splits in two, and [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Humility

Five Minutes with the Word: Humility

| March 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Today’s Lenten meditation: “We know where he is from. When the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.” (John 7:27) The conflict about the origins of Jesus arose because of a popu­lar belief that the Messiah’s origins would be hidden. Since the people at the Temple claimed to know Jesus’ family and [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Scripture

Five Minutes with the Word: Scripture

| March 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Today’s Lenten meditation offers practical advice on how to understand God’s revelations for you through Scripture: “Search the Scriptures.” (John 5:39) Have you ever picked up your Bible, read a passage from it, and then sat back and wondered what in the world God was trying to say to you? It’s possible that you may [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Honor

Five Minutes with the Word: Honor

| March 21, 2012 | Comments (2)

Today’s Lenten meditation is especially relevant, given the lack of honor that seems to dominate today’s culture: “… So that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.” (John 5:23) During his earthly life, Jesus repeatedly declared that his pri­mary purpose was to do only what the Father wanted of him and [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: St. Joseph

Five Minutes with the Word: St. Joseph

| March 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

A fitting Lenten meditation for St. Joseph’s Day from Five Minutes with the Word: “Joseph…did as the angel of the Lord commanded him.” (Matthew 1:24) In a world where so many say, “My will be done,” St. Joseph is a refreshing example of one who said to God, “Thy will be done”. Like his faithful [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: God's Mercy

Five Minutes with the Word: God’s Mercy

| March 18, 2012 | Comments (1)

Today’s Lenten meditation is a reminder of the amazing and endless mercy God continually demonstrates toward those who believe in him: “God, who is rich in mercy.” (Ephesians 2:4) Heavenly Father, how great is your love! I am amazed at the depth of your mercy toward me. Your love is perfect and unchanging, and you [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Grace

Five Minutes with the Word: Grace

| March 17, 2012 | Comments (1)

Today’s Lenten meditation reminds us of the need to continually seek out God’s grace: “The one who humbles him­self will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14) The Pharisee in this parable came to God with his hands full. He had gathered his fasting, tithing, and obe­dience to the Mosaic law and held them up to the Lord. [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Faithfulness

Five Minutes with the Word: Faithfulness

| March 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

Today’s Lenten meditation uses the story of Hosea to illustrate an important lesson — one that has great relevance in today’s “instant gratification”, “me first” culture. From Five Minutes with the Word: “I will love them freely.” (Hosea 14:5) In Hosea’s time, more than seven centuries before Christ, the north­ern kingdom of Israel was locked [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Move Forward

Five Minutes with the Word: Move Forward

| March 15, 2012 | Comments (1)

Today’s Lenten meditation from Five Minutes with the Word reminds us of the true meaning and ramifications of sin — wrongful actions, deeds and words that alienate us from God and each other — and urges us to move forward in faith, knowing we are never alone: “They did not obey or incline their ear, [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Mercy

Five Minutes with the Word: Mercy

| March 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Today’s Lenten meditation explores Jesus’ famous admonition in response to the question, “How many times must I forgive?”: Peter thought he was being quite generous. Forgiving someone seven times sure does seem like a lot, doesn’t it? The truth is, forgiving repeated offenses goes against our nature. Just look at Jesus’ parable of the unmerciful [...]

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Five Minutes with the Word: Compassion

Five Minutes with the Word: Compassion

| March 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Today’s Lenten meditation: “He became angry.” (Luke 15:28) The prodigal has returned to a red-carpet welcome, and the older son is fuming. But what would he rather have happened to his younger brother? Did he want to see the scoundrel suffer? To have the door slammed shut in his face? Maybe he hoped to see [...]

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