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Rachel Brownson

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Palm Sunday

Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar. --Psalm 118:27 by Rachel Brownson As a teenager who was really super into church and really super overwhelmed by her emotions pretty much 95% of the time,…
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The Fifth Sunday in Lent

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. --Isaiah 43:19 by Rachel Brownson I begin most days at…
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Fourth Sunday in Lent

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of…
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Third Sunday in Lent

God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength. --1 Corinthians 10:13 by Rachel Brownson Over the course of my work as a hospital chaplain, I have become convinced that there is a particular demon,…
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The Second Sunday in Lent

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!…
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The First Sunday in Lent

Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.                          --Psalm 91:9-10 by Rachel Brownson Ok, so this is a lie, right? Can I say…