• lenten journal: paint me a picture

    by  • March 15, 2014 • 7 Comments

    These two quotes crossed my path today. A person is a kind of sacrament: something made of molecules by which we become aware of something else which is not made of molecules. — Sydney Carter Christianity is art and not money. — William Blake Here is where they took me. paint me a picture...

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    lenten journal: pi(e) day

    by  • March 14, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Tonight marked the Second Annual Pi(e) Night here at our house. Last year 3.14 fell on a Thursday, so the inaugural event (please remember there is no such thing as a “first annual”) fell on our regular dinner night and we had a blast. Eleven of us gathered this evening — some veterans, some...

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    lenten journal: songs in the key of lent

    by  • March 13, 2014 • 4 Comments

    This has been one of those days when I have had music running through my head. It has also been a day of doing — of carrying out quotidian tasks — rather than reading or contemplating. So I offer songs tonight — a Lenten soundtrack of sorts — drawn from songs that have spoken...

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    lenten journal: lollipop moments

    by  • March 12, 2014 • 1 Comment

    I love it when I get caught by surprise. I got up this morning a little early so I could read a little more Niebuhr and perhaps plant a seed tha t would grow into my blog post for tonight. I came away well fed by a sermon on 1 Corinthians 13: For now...

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    lenten journal: walls

    by  • March 11, 2014 • 3 Comments

    We’ve had two absolutely glorious days in a row here in Durham. The mornings have had a bit of a chill, but not a serious one. Instead, they have quickly given way to the kind warmth of an early spring day — one that knows you need to feel the sun but are not...

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    lenten journal: snapshot

    by  • March 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

    I’ve carried a picture of the sunrise in the pocket of my mind all day long — the memory of this March morning: the promising chill and the sunlight that snuck up like a stage whisper, reminding me of . . . autumn. I know, I know — spring is not yet fully alive...

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    lenten journal: if faith, then . . .

    by  • March 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Because I work at the computer store, I have an inordinate number of apps on my iPhone because most every time one of my coworkers tells me of a new app they have discovered, I end up downloading it. One of those is called “IFTTT” (If This, Then That) which allows you set up...

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    lenten journal: savings sonnet

    by  • March 8, 2014 • 9 Comments

    After staring at the screen for some time tonight, and with more important things to talk about, I’m sure, even as I grieve the loss of an hour’s sleep tonight, here is what I found: savings sonnet   the earth had a way of tilting it’s head to set up the space for each...

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    lenten journal: so what?

    by  • March 7, 2014 • 3 Comments

      Because my Lenten practice is to write everyday, I have found that means I must also read. I need to find fellow travelers — generally those who have walked the road ahead of me leaving something of a path to follow. What cooking and theology share in common is there’s not much that...

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    lenten journal: roux the day

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 10 Comments

    My friend David Gentiles knew how to make gumbo. His mama taught him how to do it and he used her recipe. I never had a chance to let him teach me how to do it before he died, but on more than one occasion I would call him from Boston and say, “I...

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