Monthly Archives: June 2014

Yeast infection

Mark 8:14-21 Parallel Text: Matthew 16:5-12 Remember the last post in which we saw the encounter Jesus had with some Pharisees; they demanded a sign and Jesus refused to give them, and went back to the boat. In this passage, … Continue reading

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An Ox Named Jake

Last week while at Mount Vernon, I followed the path out of the woods an came upon George Washington’s Experimental Farm down on the Potomac shore. As I was walking along looking for possible photos, I came upon an intriguing … Continue reading

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Feeding and Not Knowing

Mark 8:1-13 Parallel Texts: Matthew 15:32-16:4 Once again, we are near the Sea of Galilee with Jesus, the disciples and a very large crowd of people. Apparently they have all been there for quite a while, because Jesus feels that … Continue reading

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Hearing and Speaking

Mark 7:31-37 Parallel Text: Matthew 15:29-31 After some days in the region of Tyre, Jesus and the disciples moved on in the direction of Sidon, crossing into modern-day Syria, making their way finally to the eastern shore of the Sea … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: June 25, 2014

I know that if I keep posting pictures from this garden they’ll come for my “man card” (and we can’t have that!) but I really like this one.  I certainly have to put it on the “lucky shot” list!

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Demons, Dogs and Foreign Scenes

Mark 7:24-30 Parallel Text: Matthew 15_21-28 A quick reading of this text will tell us that Jesus heals someone’s daughter, but quick readings don’t always yield the whole story, for there are those times when we are better off slowing … Continue reading

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To Be Defiled

Mark 7:1-23 Parallel Texts: Matthew 15:1-20; John 7:1 This is a great story… we could spend a week going over it piece by piece! A group of Pharisees have come up from Jerusalem and in our first glimpse of them, … Continue reading

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