Author Archives: rspidahl

About rspidahl

Pastor/Learner/Faith/Public Speaker/Writer/Futurist/Strategist/Activator

Who is Wording Whom?

Poems, I write them… Or, do they write me? Do I visit Isle, Bainbridge place? Or, does it visit its all on me? I feel your stones songs & bark words Your blues & winds & greens on sea. I … Continue reading

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Politics, Slander and Appeal

Answers from Psalm 7 I was not aware that stress can be a major contributor to cataract onset.  Lack of fluids, not drinking enough water, affects eye health. Dehydration leads to susceptibility to colds and other complications for our bodies. … Continue reading

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Tails to Trails

Nuzzled from morning indecision by an eager whine, polite, with play-bow; and those eyes…. Such eyes of expectation met mine, and held them in faith and hopeful love of common things- How can I resist my friends invite to a … Continue reading

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Pathways to HOPE!

Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take on courage! Wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 Leaving my wife and three young children in the care of Muslim and Christian friends in a small village near the … Continue reading

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After the Serpent . . . HOPE!

After the Serpent . . .Hope! My wife, Alice and our three children were living in a small village on the border of Cameroun and Tchad, Africa. We had been given new names by our friends in the village, ones … Continue reading

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Spiritual Physicality

“The Physical Side of Being Spiritual” -It must have been 45 plus years ago (!!) but I can remember the impact this book and the writer of it had on me like it was last week. The author was on … Continue reading

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New Year Discipleship

I was recently asked, “So, Pastor Rod, how does discipleship happen at a place like St James?” This is a great question as we come into 2014—How will we be transformed in this year? Our dialogue led us to think … Continue reading

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Jesus on the Borderline-Meeting Us Where We Are

Luke 17:11-19 – Jesus was passing between, literally on the border of Samaria on the south and Galilee on the north. Jesus spent most of his ministry in southern Galilee and he had been to Samaria before—he was not opposed … Continue reading

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A place where Word meets World and seeks a home in the space between

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Glocal God! Acts 10:34-43 – Easter Sunday notes 2013

Resurrection Easter Sunday 3-21-2013 St James rev

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