• Posts Tagged ‘joy’

    advent journal: connect the dots

    by  • December 21, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    On this Solstice night, we are chasing daylight in New York City. I surprised Ginger with a trip to see one of her all-time favorite things, now on Broadway: Pee Wee’s Playhouse. There are days to write and reflect and there are days to bask in the sheer joy of love and what it...

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    lenten journal: turns of phrase

    by  • March 18, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I started rereading A Passage to India today. One of the people I work with at the Durham restaurant was asking for books to read and I suggested my favorite of E. M. Forster’s novels. When she said she was going to read it, I decided I would go along for the ride. The...

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    advent journal: be the baby

    by  • December 22, 2008 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I went to college in Waco, Texas where winter was more of an idea than a reality. We had snow – significant snow – two or three times in my four years there, as well as a couple of ice storms. The events were such rarities that school was cancelled even though we all...

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    the kindness of not having to be alone

    by  • November 5, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    There’s an old joke about a preacher standing up one Sunday and saying, “Today we are going to confess our sins to one another and find forgiveness.” Members of the congregation began to stand, tentatively at first, and tell their secrets. The pastor would respond, “Thank you. You have confessed and you are forgiven.”...

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    playgrounds and pain

    by  • November 2, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    When Ginger and I moved to Boston in August of 1990, we had been married four months. Now, five months shy of our eighteenth anniversary, we are (we verbalized as we drove into the city today) leaving home. We wondered aloud how we will learn to “let go” of this wonderful city and then...

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    a boy named sous

    by  • July 11, 2007 • Uncategorized • 24 Comments

    I got the gig! It’s no Holy Grail, but there was much rejoicing. Yay! In between the opening and closing sessions of our Avalanche Ranch VBS, I drove down to Plymouth to talk to the Chef and came back with a job as his sous chef. I’m pumped. I call back tomorrow to find...

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    I am a cook

    by  • May 3, 2007 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I don’t like eating alone, but cooking alone is another story – particularly on a day like today. The owner came back from across the sea last night and a storm is already brewing at the Inn. He spent most of the day wandering around with a scowl on his face. Chef and the...

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    lenten journal: the do of milton

    by  • March 26, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Church started with a smile for me today. After our call to worship, opening hymn, and prayer of confession, someone reads the Psalm of the Day, which today was Psalm 133: Behold, how good and pleasant it iswhen brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head,running down on the...

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    lenten journal: shield the joyous

    by  • February 25, 2007 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    My day started with a bowl of Cheerios, a cup of coffee, and this prayer of Saint Augustine, which is part of the Compline in the Book of Common Prayer and found in Nora Gallagher’s book: Keep watch dear Lord with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels...

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