Epiphany Season: In the Desert

In the desert… Abram walked and talked with God, Hagar heard the Voice, Jacob dreamed with angels, Moses faced life’s choice. David wailed for God’s defense, John proclaimed Good News; Jesus proved the Word’s great power, Paul: reshaped there, too. Oh Lord, the wilderness is vast, The wilderness is grand;...

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Epiphany Season: Focus

focus… Let me “listen with the ear of my heart;” As I walk through this day, We are one from the start. Though violence, vice, vindictiveness, Circled ’round the Christ, Steadied in the Father’s love, He stayed on course; paid the price. I, too, am the beloved, And my Beloved’s...

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Epiphany Season: At All Times

at all times… Our cries arise, For loved ones far, God hears, we wait; Gaze at His stars. We pray, God works; We doubt, don’t see, Yet Christ alone, Remembers pleas. His promises Are Yes, Amen; He fills those up; We rise again! copyright, 2/8/2017, Ruth Tuttle Conard Psalm 147:4...

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Epiphany Season: Dance…

To dwell in Your Word, Lord, Allows me to breathe; To stay in the Written, Brings laughter from grief. Hope now arises, Joy unexplained, As I glimpse the Eternal, One and the Same. My worries seem petty, The world still turns; For You are my Lover, So we dance an...

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Epiphany Season: Name

I come away to hear again, The Love from which I came; Before He placed me in her womb, God called me by my name. It takes the still – away from task, The hours fanned out slow, For me to quiet down within, Then hear the Voice I know....

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Epiphany Season: “Come Away…”

“Come away…” Epiphany- we watch for Christ, His growth, healing hands, compelling voice; “Come away and rest awhile,” His invitation, yet our choice. A choice to cut across The grain of task, Stop us in our tracks; Make us ask How much do I love my God? How much time...

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Epiphany Season: Yes?

yes? Your power, my Lord Jesus, Brings me to my knees, To stop that Saul of Tarsus, Evil murderer, so deceived- Blind him in great weakness, The leader, now the led, Encased in silent darkness, Three days, no drink or bread. Yet You appeared to one of horror, Who struck...

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Epiphany Season: Before

before… I want to go back to BEFORE, Look deep into the unknown; Only I with such lack in thought, For BEFORE I was formed, I was known. Known by my Father Eternal, Rocked in His love, gentle care; Formed, set apart, appointed, Yet BEFORE…He and I were there. Eternity...

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Epiphany Season: Traveling Blind

Dear traveler, travel on, Though darkness shroud your way; In silence you do feel I AM, Remember words I say: In your quietness with confidence, I’m working by your side; My Presence ever close at hand, Within you I abide. Dear traveler, lift your eyes this morn, The unseen will...

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Epiphany Season: Just An Ordinary Day

January 6, 2017 was a Holy Day throughout the world, as millions celebrated the Manifestation (Epiphany) of Christ to the Gentiles. Right from the beginning, the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ, crosses all boundaries, as God reaches out to ALL people. And so the Magi (Gentiles) arrive from...

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