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O ADONAI, O ELOHIM

O ADONAI, O ELOHIMLEADER OF ISRAEL’S HOUSEWHO SPOKE YOUR NAME IN FIRE TO MOSESAND UPON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN CARVED YOUR LOVE AS LAWCOMEAND WITH YOUR OUTSTRETCHED ARM FREE US.O Unspeakable,O One containing everythingO …

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O ADONAI, O ELOHIM


O ADONAI, O ELOHIM

LEADER OF ISRAEL’S HOUSE

WHO SPOKE YOUR NAME IN FIRE TO MOSES

AND UPON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN CARVED YOUR LOVE AS LAW

COME

AND WITH YOUR OUTSTRETCHED ARM

FREE US.

O Unspeakable,

O One containing everything

O Name without sound

O Great I AM,

You draw the majesty of all the gods into your One creative fire

Outside You nothing is.

Because we cannot say your name

We call you Adonai, the leadership, providence going forth,

We call you Elohim, the genesis, the ‘let it be’ of creation.

We drop the letters and sounds we can utter

Into the unutterable YHWH.

And we hear you in the fire,

We hear you in the thunder,

We hear you in the heartbeat,

I AM THAT I AM.

O Come!



(for further explanation of these Hebrew names see http://www.myredeemerlives.com/namesofgod/adonai-elohim.html )

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The Redwoods

  My brother and his wife came all the way from Sweden to celebrate Thanksgiving with us last year.  I took them to the Redwoods.  It is always such a special place … majestic, peaceful, awe-inspiring beauty.

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The Oregon Garden

  This is the last of my Oregon Garden collection.  The Gaillardia above turned out to be one of my favorites.  They are so bold and bright.  It was definitely a  blessing having the early morning rain.       … Continue reading

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All Creation Sings His Praises

John Muir exclaimed, “As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.  I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche.  I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get … Continue reading

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The Splendor of Bandon

Here is a very fortunate moment in time when the sun, clouds, waves, plume of spray, the silhouetted rocks and the fishing boat were all lined up perfect.  Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good:)

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Escaping to Bandon

  We are off to the beach … Bandon By The Sea … where time slows down, salt is in the air, waves are crashing into majestic rocks, and the beach is made for long walks allowing for long conversations … Continue reading

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Humble Servanthood: Jesus Washing the Disciples’ Feet

After his ‘triumphal entry’ to Jerusalem seated on a donkey’s colt Jesus predicts his death. “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of Assisi

John Petersen's photography "In The Footsteps of Francis" - The St Francis of Assisi pilgrimage in Italy

The Chiesa di San Rufino is the Duomo or the Cathedral of Assisi.  The cathedral is the seat of the local bishop.  Rufino was Assisi’s first bishop, it’s Patron Saint, and was martyred and buried here in the third century. … Continue reading

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For Marge and the Dealy family, with all our love.

This world is not my home.  I’m just passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore. Oh Lord, you … Continue reading

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