Posted on Jun 22, 2024

Birds, flowers, and all the rest of us

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Saturday, June 22, 2024 (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Birds, flowers, and all the rest of us You cannot serve two masters. Chronicles and Kings in the Bible are full of stories of leaders who said they served God but actually served themselves, and because of this one generation followed...

Posted on Jun 21, 2024

Stages of spiritual growth

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Friday, June 21, 2024 Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Stages of spiritual growth Athaliah began to kill off the whole royal family. In this way she became Queen of Israel, the only queen ever in Israel’s history. One of Richard Rohr’s daily meditations has...

Posted on Jun 20, 2024

Praying through our days this summer in Illinois

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Praying through our days this summer in Illinois This is how you are to pray: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. The evening approaches dusk at the end of the hottest day so far. 2024 is not...

Posted on Jun 19, 2024

Rich Mullins, Elijah and his friend Elisha, facing the whirlwind

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Rich Mullins, Elijah and his friend Elisha, facing the whirlwind Perhaps Elijah wasn’t human after all; at least one commentator is pretty sure he was an angel all along. The Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a...

Posted on Jun 18, 2024

Elijah the Tishbite on the road again

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Elijah the Tishbite on the road again Before Ahab could even plant a grape seed in his precious new, nextdoor vineyard, Elijah was in his face. The Tishbite was back. The Lord says, “After murdering, do you also take possession? In...

Posted on Jun 17, 2024

Ahab covets his neighbor’s vineyard

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Monday, June 17, 2024 (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Ahab covets his neighbor’s vineyard Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Naboth would not sell his ancestors’ vineyard to King Ahab. Ahab’s police could do nothing, because “eminent domain” had not yet been...

Posted on Jun 15, 2024

Lame duck Elijah meets successor Elisha

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Saturday, June 15, 2024 (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Lame duck Elijah meets successor Elisha Elijah came upon Elisha plowing with twelve yoke of oxen. Not two presidents, but two prophets, and this exchange of power took place far from any spotlight. After thirty years as prophet, Elijah put his...

Posted on Jun 14, 2024

Elijah and the still, small voice

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Friday, June 14, 2024 (click here to listen to or read today’s scriptures) Elijah and the still, small voice Elijah didn’t stop in Beersheba. He left his servant and headed into the desert. His body and mind were exhausted after the incredible 100 mile journey from Jazreel. Elijah’s spirit remained, and God guided him....

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