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    lenten journal: pie

    by  • March 14, 2015 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

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    I’m not a mathematician. I know enough to explain what pi is, but that’s about it. I didn’t even make it to the end of the book The Life of Pi. As I said yesterday, Pi Day is Pi(e) Day: an excuse to make and eat pie and invite people over to eat with...

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    lenten journal: light

    by  • March 8, 2015 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

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    Today was Youth and Children’s Sunday at our church, which meant the children were our worship leaders. One of them, who reads quite regularly in worship, stood up to lead us in our call to worship. Leader: We have seen the light of God People: on high mountains of celebration and in the laughter...

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    wise and weary ones

    by  • January 8, 2015 • epiphany, hope, Uncategorized • 2 Comments

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    Christmas was gone before they got to the manger, camels and servants grumbling. “We saw his star in the east,” they said. Mary wondered why a sign from God didn’t get them there on time for the birth. “You missed the angel choir,” she replied. They knelt before the babe, offering gifts and hopeful...

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    advent journal: an old story

    by  • December 24, 2014 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments


    This story is not new, but then neither are the feelings it names. Thanks for making the journey with me this Advent. A Faraway Christmas by Milton Brasher-Cunningham A Faraway Christmas As we gather together on this Silent Night, To sing ‘round the tree in the soft candlelight, From a Faraway Christmas, from time...

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    advent journal: caught by surprise

    by  • December 11, 2014 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments


    Last weekend I said something to Ginger about Thursday Night Dinner and she said, “We aren’t having dinner this week.” Knowing it was my birthday eve and knowing her penchant for birthday surprises, I took her statement at face value. i spent the day writing and came home to find out we were going...

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