Monthly Archives: November 2013

gratitude day 30: first pres

I found it by its website. There was this lovely message of greeting from the pastor: Welcome to our website! What you see on these pages is not the sum total of who we are, but it will give you … Continue reading

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friday five: advent confidential

Mary Beth invites us to share Advent traditions as we move from Thanksgiving into Advent. 1) Paper Advent Calendars: I don’t know if we had these every year or just enough times to remember them. My brother and I would … Continue reading

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friday five: the thanksgiving (food) edition

Deb asks us about our Thanksgiving meals: 1. Turkey: love it? hate it? self-basted? fry it or roast it? Tofu-turkey? Tell me more. (I’ve only had one roasted turkey come out totally delish so I’m fishing for your tips!) Love … Continue reading

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advent meditation time

The first year of Advent meditations I wrote two poems and posted the reflections to the website. Last year I wrote two poems, added prayers for each day and a household advent liturgy, and posted the blogs posts. This year, … Continue reading

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gratitude days 18 & 19: george and gerard

George Herbert and Gerard Manley Hopkins. and poetry. I was reminded of Gerard Manley Hopkins tonight when a friend received sad news in the middle of Bible study (Don’t text that someone has died. Just don’t.) I was reminded of … Continue reading

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friday five: in the middle

Jan at RevGals asks us to list five experiences of being “in the middle.” I am (1) in the middle of figuring out what I want to be when I grow up even while I am (2) in the middle … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude days 10 and 11: the revs. margaret bonner and geraldine granger

Before I ever heard a woman preach, when I knew it was theoretically possible, but did not know where or how to find it, I discovered two fictional women ministers: The Rev. Margaret Bonner, an episcopal priest in Gail Godwin’s Evensong … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude day 9: ayso

Everybody plays. Anyone (if one has enough money, but they keep it as inexpensive as possible) can be on a team and play. At the youngest ages they don’t even keep score (though people know). Even our beleaguered city has … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude day 8: the book group

Fair warning, I have written about this here before. Women, age 40ish to age 90ish, come together on Friday mornings and read books, usually theology. Right now, John Shelby Spong on the gospel of John.  We don’t read ahead and … Continue reading

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30 days of gratitude day 7: the la zoo

I like the LA Zoo in Griffith Park. It’s not too big, but it’s nicely designed and fun. I am also grateful for school field trips, a schedule that allows me to be one of the chaperones, and other moms … Continue reading

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