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Not Just on Level Ground by Raymond A. Foss

The journey of our lives
just as for the Christ
not just on level ground
trials in deserts,
on the stormy seas
climbing up the mountains
going through the shadow of death

Leaning on the scripture, the law
the rock on which we stand
against the winds of life
the storms we must withstand
that we may remain strong

Like Christ, we are tempted
to do what is easy, what is wrong
the devil in little things,
often when we are alone
looking for an opportune time

On our journey, even when the way is straight
needing to remain true to our path
turning away from the world
to God instead, our guide
Living yoke to our brother the Christ
heeding the spirit’s voice inside

February 11, 2010
hiking in New England, up through the tree line
and the quote from Thomas More,
from “A Man for All Season”,
talking of why he puts his faith in the law and in God,
Mark 14:32-39
Matthew 26:36-42
Luke 22:39-46
Luke 4:1-13
Readings from, “In the Name of Jesus”, by Henri Nouwen
Worship service after Our Family’s Table
Mediation by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
on Luke 4:1-11,
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 10, 2010
Luke 3:21-23
Luke 4:14:30
Upper Room Disciplines for 2010
for January 25, 2010 to January 31, 2010,
“A Standing Invitation”,
by Ray Waddle
Luke 4:12-30 for January 30, 2010
Isaiah 61:1

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