Reflections On The Journey 

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Reflections From Faye

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Distancing

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The new buzz phrase these days is “social distancing.” With the COVID-19 pandemic in progress, we are encouraged to stay at home and if we must be out (for essentials) then we are to maintain as much as possible a distance of six feet from others. Hundreds of videos are out there showing how to sanitize things we buy and how to keep our homes clean.

 

I understand th...

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Vision

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I am taking a break from my run through the Seven Deadly Sins to talk about the pandemic faced by Minnesotans and everyone across the globe. I am sure you are all aware that the coronavirus has the world turned on its head right now. So many things have been cancelled like concerts and church services, restaurants and stores have closed, and most people are only venturing out to get essentials. My...

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Lust

Posted on March 16, 2020 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today’s reflection continues my review of the Seven Deadly Sins. Today I look at the sin of Lust. The Bible speaks of lust and greed in very similar ways. It does so because lust is a particular manifestation of greed – one directed towards the desire to possess and use another person or thing. So, in the Ten Commandments, God warns Israel not to “covet your neighbor’s wife, o...

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Greed

Posted on March 9, 2020 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Today’s meditation deals with the sin of Greed, another of the Seven Deadly Sins. We all face this sin our lives. We are bombarded daily with ads touting the greatest new product… and we are encouraged to always “keep up with the Joneses.” For centuries, men have given in to greed, especially those with the ability to control. They were constantly fighting battles to gain more l...

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Sloth

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Continuing on my journey this Lent through the Seven Deadly sins, I chose this week to talk about Sloth. Although it may seem to be a sin to be slow (especially those drivers ahead of you!), I’m not referring to that really slow creature that hangs around in trees.

 

Sloth (also known as acedia) is the potentially the most difficult sin to define and credit as sin, since it re...

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Pride

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

What? It’s almost Lent? I’d better get moving!

 

Each year during Lent I try to do something related to my spiritual life. Often, this means I may give up something that I enjoy or do something extra, above and beyond what I normally do.

 

This year I am going to do something different. I have decided to focus on something that will force me to look c...

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Second Chances

Posted on February 17, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Have you ever been given a second chance? We probably all have had second chances in our lives, and we likely remember some but not others. Some of these second chances may have been for small things and others for more important things, and perhaps we have taken some of the chances and not others.

 

Sometimes we do not get second chances. I recall a time years ago when I br...

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More Than a Feeling

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Love.

 

Love is a word that means so many things, in so many ways. For example, I can love a delicious piece of chocolate, a captivating book or a soothing massage. This love is a feeling I get when I enjoy something - a fondness or satisfaction. But this kind of love can be fleeting - if the chocolate runs out, the book’s plot twists in a poor direction or the ma...

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Face Your Giants

Posted on February 2, 2020 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


One of my daily bible readings a few weeks ago was the story of David and Goliath. I imagine most of you remember the story – how the young lad David bravely slung a stone and felled the giant Goliath. David was able to accomplish this because of two things – he had prepared, and he had faith in God.

 

David’s preparation was his training and practice as a she...

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Unplug

Posted on February 2, 2020 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

When was the last time you unplugged your electronics and got away from it all? It seems too many people are tied to their devices and spend much of their free time plugged in. I too appreciate that technology has given me immediate access to information, but I also find that unplugged time is very important too. I need time away from the hustle and bustle – time to recharge and relax.

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