Monday Morning Reflections

Self-Portrait

For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us . . . Romans 12:4-6a Last...

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Identity

Love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; who is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Luke 6:35 I am part of the Camino de San Diego Virtual Border Trip, which is being...

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There is a God . . .

Jesus said to the apostles, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Mark 6:31 A couple of weeks ago, I was getting ready to go on vacation, including the first time I was to fly in almost two years. I was thinking it was a really good time...

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Unexpected Gifts

A Reflection by Stated Clerk for Administration, Rev. Ally Lee The last days of August are upon us. Schools have begun. We are watching the shifts in weather nervous about local fires and praying for our neighbors affected by ongoing fire and smoke. Hurricane season...

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Doing the Impossible

“If the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 2 Kings 5:13 These are indeed strange and trying times. I could quote the most famous of opening lines, “It was...

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225th General Assembly Notes

Stated Clerk for Judicial ProcessElder Steve Salyards As we enter the fall season many of the preliminary events that precede next summer’s 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be happening. These include the introduction of overtures,...

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Forgiving the Virus

Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21-22 So I’m still on my Summer Olympics...

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Reflection

Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.. Romans 8:5 During this time of stress upon stress, there has been much concern about the delayed...

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Love and Knowledge

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that on the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus...

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Wendy S. Tajima
Executive Presbyter

Wendy has a creative, spiritual and prophetic way of seeing the world that offers deep insights for practical living. She believes the Church is renewed from the edges, not the center, when those who’ve been marginalized are embraced.