Monday Morning Reflections


Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith. James 2:17-18 Tomorrow is Election Day, and it seems that’s all anyone can talk about....

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She came and knelt before Jesus, saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “Woman,...

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The Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. Habakkuk 2:2 This last weekend was my first real work with the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission (GAPJC), and as I started out in this very new...

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Reflection: Kristi Van Nostran

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you...

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I gave you a land on which you had not labored, and towns that you had not built, and you live in them; you eat the fruit of vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant. Joshua 24:13 I hope you had a joyous World Communion Sunday yesterday. We on Presbytery...

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Presbytery Meeting Notes

For the LORD’s anger is but for a moment;    God’s favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night,    but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5 After weeks of heat, smoke, ash, and flames, I stepped outside for a bit on Saturday morning and thought I was...

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Reflection: Ally Lee

If there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or...

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Stated Clerk’s Corner September 2020

The Stated Clerk’s duties have certainly been impacted by Covid-19 like so many others. I have been postponing Review of Minute Books and Registers until October hoping that things might have changed enough for Clerks of Session to gather together and review each...

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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.