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Day Nineteen – Oh, sure!

[So, 2 days after I transgress my pattern of using a Daily Office (Morning and Evening Prayer) routine of readings as a basis for my reflections, Psalm 84 is assigned for this evening!  Which is OK by me, as it

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Day Eighteen – God’s dwelling-place

How dear to me is your dwelling, O LORD of hosts! My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the LORD…                   Psalm 84:1 There are three original Back-Country Base Camps (still in use as three major staffed

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Day Sixteen – The feast of St. James, the Apostle

Who is the greatest in the kingdom of God? In today’s Gospel reading, the mother of James and John ask Jesus to place the boys on his right and left hand in the kingdom.  In the parallel version the boys

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Day Fifteen – Personality Types

49 Remember your word to your servant, because you have given me hope. 50 This is my comfort in my trouble, that your promise gives me life. 51 The proud have derided me cruelly, but I have not turned from

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Day Fourteen – Seed on and in the ground

And Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.  He sleeps and rises…  and the seed sprouts and grows, he knows not how.                                                             Mark 4: 26-27

40,000 acres.  That was the destruction of the Ute Park Fire last summer at Philmont.  Much of the southwest section of the Ranch was destroyed.  Old camps which haven’t been used for years have been restored, itineraries redirected out of the burn area and life continues.

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Day Thirteen – Infirmary and Tent City

The Lord sustains them on their sickbed * and ministers to them in their illness.                      Psalm 41 My assignment this week is to work with the Infirmary with which I’m very comfortable as I served a residency at Hershey Medical

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Day Twelve – God moves in mysterious ways

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.                                     William Cowper, 1773 I was a little ‘ticked’ at our supervisor who called at 11:30 asking me to

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Day Eleven – Living Water – or – Water for Life

Like as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God.                       Psalm 42 Dehydration is one of our most common ailments out here.  “Hydrate, hyrdate, hydrate!” is our mantra.  You don’t realize, often until it’s too

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Day 10 – Notes NOT from Camp

It will come as no surprise that I visit Sante Fe when I can for the arts.  The Sante Fe Opera, Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings and lots more.  Sante Fe is one of the most artistic cities in the world.  Though

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Day Nine – Rules and Procedures

Jesus said to the Scribes of the Law, “The Sabbath was made for mankind, not mankind for the Sabbath.” A couple of years ago, I was a Chaplain for a major Scouting event, where we discovered the motto was, “Theoretically; 

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