Monthly Archives: September 2012

Year B Proper 21: salted with fire

It was bedtime, so I gave the fire a stir to make sure it really was dying down, and of course, as fires are wont to do when stirred up, it sprang back into life. So the cat and I … Continue reading

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Rites of passage

My mother’s funeral did not take place in an American high school auditorum, neither was the local rag reporter in attendance. No one wore football pads or swimming gear; I was not in clericals, being unordained as yet, and having … Continue reading

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The summer stole project

I know, summer is technically over, and we’re into autumn around here, but I promised finished photos of the t-shirt stole, and it’s a sunny day on the north coast, so … Recycling, knitting, and by no means least liturgy … Continue reading

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Seven signs that you may be taking a Sunday off …

1) The alarm is set an hour later than on Monday morning. 2) Sitting down for the sermon. 3) Sitting in someone else’s seat for the sermon. 4) Dancing (discreetly) with one’s daughter during the Communion music 🙂 5) Packing … Continue reading

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Was Jesus married?

The Huffington Post is persisting in cluttering up my facebook newsfeed with tidbits designed to tantalize people into tearing out their hair over the marital status of Jesus. I am finding it difficult to get as over-excited as they would … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 20: mixed motives

We are complicated creatures, we humans. We can hear a dogmatic statement that “whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all,” and right away, we can begin competing to come last, to be the … Continue reading

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God-parenting

Many years ago, when my first daughter was a baby, I heard a sermon which took parents to task regarding their Christian responsibilities to their children. There were various points, and a story. The story involved the preacher’s own infant … Continue reading

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