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Jim Gordon Please enjoy our Pastor's Blog, "It's Not What you Think." The purpose of Jim's blog is to give a glimpse of what he'll be preaching about on the upcoming Sunday. Jim does a great job of bringing the gospel into issues that we deal with in today's society - hense, "It's not what you think!" Please feel free to log on to our Facebook page to comment on Jim's Blog! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Ridge-Presbyterian-Church/48828008151)

Learning to walk in the dark

            One of my favorite preachers and authors is Barbara Brown Taylor.  She is a best selling author, a brilliant scholar and an Episcopal priest.  But don’t let that scare you, she is down to earth, often funny and very, very insightful.  She was selected as the only woman on a list of th

Holy Week - 2014

Amidst the joy, anticipation and busyness the celebration of Easter brings, we have been brought down to Earth this Holy Week, hard.  As if marking the one year anniversary of the terrible Boston Marathon bombing, which left hundreds of people injured and dead, were not enough, closer to home a l

Greetings from Mt. St. Scholastica

Over the past couple of weeks I have spent some time the past couple of weeks at Mt. St. Scholastica Benedictine (women’s ) Monastery in Atchison, Kansas.  It has become my spiritual home away from home over the past few years.

God is another word for the heart of everything

I am on retreat this week at the Mt. St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, my spiritual home away from home.  This meditation from one of my mentors, Richard Rohr, seems especially relavent:

NRSV MATTHEW 2:13-23, EXILE IN EGYPT, AND NAZARETH AS FULFILLMENT

13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother

NRSV MATTHEW 1:18-25, JOSEPH’S OBEDIENCE

18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah  took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

Both Better and Worse Than We Think

Dear Church Family,

THE RETURN OF THE REDEEMED TO ZION

NRSV ISAIAH 35:1

35 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,

the desert shall rejoice and blossom;

like the crocus 2 it shall blossom abundantly,

and rejoice with joy and singing.

The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,

THE CRUCIFIXION AND MOCKING OF JESUS

NRSV LUKE 23:33-38 

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