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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