EP Reflections

Character

We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given...

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Reformation

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what God has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our...

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Inheritance

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 This last week was a very full one for me. It...

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Home

They shall build houses and inhabit them;they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat;for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of...

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Covenants

You are the descendants of the prophets and of the covenant that God gave to your ancestors, saying to Abraham, “And in your descendants all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Acts 3:25 Last week I mentioned working on a talk I am preparing for, a recounting...

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Minimizing

For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them. To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some. 1 Corinthians 9:19, 22...

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Managing

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,the world, and those who live in it;the Lord who has founded it on the seas,and established it on the rivers. Psalm 24:1-2 Yesterday was an important day in the Presbytery of San Gabriel. In the morning, Arcadia Community...

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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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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.