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Devotionals by Rachel Hackenberg

All the written words in the world cannot substitute for the poignancy of personal interaction.


The wildness of the way still has beauty and bounty, even when the path is overgrown. The paths through the hills are still dressed in God’s joy, no matter the brambles.


Pride was not created for human beings, according to Sirach. For whom then—or for what—was pride created? For the sun or the tree or the bird? Or perhaps for the Holy Eternal One.


After Easter, the disciples gathered together often, trying to make sense of life without Jesus.


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We pray that those in leadership might love the work of peace more than the work of war.


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Let the sun and moon beam with pride: God has come!


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During the 180 days of King Ahasuerus' big bash, Queen Vashti was throwing her own party.


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In Cleveland this past winter, in the middle of February, we enjoyed a full week of spring-like temperatures in the 60s.


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Many of us are notoriously capable of functioning out-of-sync, of living contrary to the rhythms of our own bodies and spirits.


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