Tag Archive 'Church Calendar'

Dec 28 2017

Holy, Lowly

Christmas swept into our midst again in its quiet, slow, lowly way. It began to seep in around the edges right after Thanksgiving, as it does, and it simply grew – the days more pregnant with glory and hope and sparkle and holiness after each subsequent night. Advent was minimalistic for us this year, out of […]

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Dec 02 2017


There are some days that, while filled with nothing but the ordinary, feel truly extraordinary nonetheless. In the liturgical Church year, incidentally, today is the last day of Ordinary Time prior to tomorrow launching this year’s Advent season. Well, perhaps it is less than incidental: in fact, it may be the precise reason I thought […]

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Oct 28 2017

The Printed Word

The five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in Europe is kind of a big deal right now. As in, I feel like I have seen it pretty much everywhere online, I attended a conference themed on it, I know local churches with Reformation Day parties this year (even ones that wouldn’t normally have gone to the trouble), […]

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Apr 14 2017

Christ Died

While we were yet sinners. Christ suffered for us. Died for me. He was stricken. Smitted. Afflicted. Forsaken. Dead in a completely gory trauma.   And there was darkness. Despair. Agony. Unknowns. Hell. Many Questions What about that tree– the one that would be sawn asunder, its limbs lashed to a T to brace his bruised body? […]

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Jan 06 2017

Arise, Shine! Our Light has Come!

Christ was born! He fulfilled the prophecies! The Incarnate King! God with us! This last Sunday we celebrated the naming and circumcision of Jesus, His presentation in the temple where Simeon (my son’s namesake) sang, And today we celebrate the Magi coming to worship Him. It’s Epiphany! This day is our day. My day. This […]

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Dec 25 2016

Merry Christmas from my clan

We wish you and yours a sweet celebration, remembering our King who took on flesh! He became like us so that we could become like Him.

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Mar 27 2016

The Lord is Risen Indeed!

What a beautiful day to honor our Lord, who won the battle with death and overcame the tomb with life! Christ is Risen!! Alelluia!! Happy Resurrection Day from my family to yours!

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Mar 23 2016

The New Commandment

This morning over at Olive Tree, I have the privilege of sharing some thoughts on the new commandment Jesus gave His disciples before He was captured. After Judas left Jesus and the other disciples at the table in the upper room, some of my favorite parts of the Holy Week narrative take place. They are […]

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Mar 21 2016

Palm Sunday Thoughts…

Yesterday was Palm Sunday. We were given little crosses made out of palm fronds at church. The liturgy was different. The vestment colors were different. And as I dealt with a 3 year old who threw up all over her church dress and her carseat… and as I bounced a fussy, overtired little 4 month […]

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Mar 16 2016

St. Patty’s Thoughts

If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God. ~St. Patrick~ Take a peek here and here for handy information about the real St. Patrick while you wear green and eat lamb stew

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