Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Lake Reflections

The parsonage (house) provided by First Mount Dora sits on a hill at the end of a short street with a cul de sac. At the bottom of the hill is Lake Gertrude, a lovely spring fed lake. My route … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Wind

Wind. A welcome breeze on a lovely summer day brings joy. At Pentecost in the Upper Room, a different kind of wind blew through the room along with the Holy Spirit. Ironically, the day following our observance of that Holy Spirit wind, the … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Pentecost, meaning fiftieth, happens this coming Sunday, fifty days after Easter. In the Old Testament, Pentecost was also called the Festival of Weeks or Shavout. Originally a harvest festival, it was one of three festivals where all Jewish adult males were to appear before the Lord in Jerusalem with gifts and … Continue reading

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The ‘Duck Impulse’

Lightning Strike (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last week, as I was leaving an evening event, lightning streaked across the sky and revealed ominously dark rain clouds hanging perilously close to the earth. The lightning was particularly spectacular and frequent that evening. … Continue reading

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The 'Duck Impulse'

Lightning Strike (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last week, as I was leaving an evening event, lightning streaked across the sky and revealed ominously dark rain clouds hanging perilously close to the earth. The lightning was particularly spectacular and frequent that evening. … Continue reading

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Breaking Out

Last week I talked about the Christian bubble, how it keeps us from the very people Jesus wants us to know and love. The bubble afflicts pastors, too, in fact most of us are in an airtight bubble as I … Continue reading

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The End of Civility

Men Arguing (Photo credit: o5com) Recently, I accepted a Facebook Friend Request from a friend of a friend. Soon after, this person’s posts started landing in my Facebook Home. Many of them were angry, vicious even, laced with hateful and vulgar language toward friends and family members. I … Continue reading

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