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Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer (John O’Donohue in the pattern of St. Patrick’s Breastplate)   Thanks to you, O gentle Christ, That you …

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Spring in Minnesota!

Spring in Minnesota is such a wonderful time. The days of long darkness become long in light. The browns turn …

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How has your life changed during this time of sheltering in place?

How has your life changed during this time of sheltering in place? I see some of you via Zoom Session …

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Alleluia! Easter is the day of alleluias.

Alleluia! Easter is the day of alleluias. I write this as I listen to the HOH service for the second …

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Ideas For Your Easter Family Breakfast

This activity is from Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home by Traci Smith and is shared with permission from …

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May your Easter be filled with the newness of the Resurrection

If we let it, the Bible will always surprise us. As we live through different life situations, we realize it takes …

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A Dose of Poetry from an HOH Congregant

Life Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Life, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain …

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“Palm” Sunday

At Dwelling in the Word on Zoom this Palm Sunday morning, one person waved the flat of his hand and …

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The ins and outs of our interpretation of divine judgement.

One of the strange, problematic, wonderful things of our time is being able to read newspapers all over the world. …

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Centering Prayer Continues Virtually Every Monday

Please join us for Online Centering Prayer every Monday at 11 a.m.  You are welcome to Zoom in. For instructions …

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In times of difficulty, sometimes poets are most helpful in expressing our fears and our hopes.

In times of difficulty, sometimes poets are most helpful in expressing our fears and our hopes. The “Rhyme of the …

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House of Hope Children and Families

House of Hope Children and Families This season of uncertainty has left us feeling anxious as a society. Our little …

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My Connected Life

I find businesses and service providers are continuing to send updates and assurances in response to the ever changing landscape …

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Hymn/Plank Challenge

Have you heard of the hymn/plank challenge? One of our former PCUSA co-moderators is striving to hold her plank position …

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Dwelling in the Word Prayer Walks

We pray often at church. What if we took our prayers outside? Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote, “To pray is to …

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