From Pastor Eric’s Study

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October 2014

by peaceucc

          “Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand.” – Deuteronomy 5:15           Five times in the book of Deuteronomy the people are commanded to remember their time of slavery in Egypt and that God freed them for […]

September 2014

by peaceucc

I recently heard a colleague speak of a Spanish term, “encuentro,” a term that in its simple translation may merely mean “encounter,” but that I heard described as being like a butterfly’s wings sharing in the work of pollination as they brush against the flowers they visit. The description went on to talk about how, […]

June-July 2014

by peaceucc

The girls awoke this morning to an owl sitting in the tree outside their window. As I understand it, the sighting didn’t get them out of bed for the day, but it certainly began their day with an unexpected surprise and I hope a glimpse at wonder and beauty. There’s a passage in Luke’s Gospel […]

May 2014

by peaceucc

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.”       – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19  “O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer: when I call, answer me. … come and listen to me.”       – […]

April 2014

by peaceucc

Then God said to Jonah, “What right do you have to get angry about this shade tree?”  Jonah said, “Plenty of right. It’s made me angry enough to die!” Then the Lord said, “So, why can’t I likewise change what I feel about Nineveh from anger to pleasure, this big city of more than 120,000 […]