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Lent Fever

Lent Fever

… it’s sweeping the nation! In the past seven days since Ash Wednesday, I’ve been struck by the explosion of lent fever on blogs and Facebook posts the world over, both private and public (like the CC and Huff Post). (I’ve also been hanging onto the edge of my seat and hoping my favorite saints … Continue reading

Psalm 139 & knitting grandmothers

Psalm 139 & knitting grandmothers

This is actually a bit that I cut out of my sermon/reflection on Psalm 139 for Sunday, because I went in a different direction. But I thought I would save it for a rainy day. So, voila. … Psalm 139 introduces us to a wonderful metaphor: a word-picture of a God whose relationship with human … Continue reading

Thank you, internet.

Thank you, internet.

Just right now I was mulling over the radical changes that the internet has effected in the ways we do church, reflect and theologize, respond to tragedies and theodicize, cooperate ecumenically without even thinking twice about it, and exchange thoughts with people of other denominations and faiths (and no faiths / SBNR). Every day I … Continue reading

Advent Reflection

Advent Reflection

Today’s Advent reflection is brought to you by the Franciscan Richard Rohr. It was too good not to share. It’s taken from an extraordinary little book I’m reading through this year called Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent. Exceedingly and abundantly worth its modest price of $2.99 on Amazon.com. No one knows who the … Continue reading

Staying Alive until Christmas

Staying Alive until Christmas

Is this the craziest time of year, or what? Are you stressed out, too? I hear you, sister! This is also the season of egg nog, fruit cake, christmas cookies, Gluhwein, roated fowl of various kinds, no or little exercise, weight gain, long dark days, flu bugs, viruses, and general unwellness. Is this what Jesus … Continue reading

Meditation: This Time I Mean It.

Meditation: This Time I Mean It.

No, really. This time I am actually going to meditate for more than 5 minutes at a time, and for more than 2 days in a row before giving up. To bolster my resolve, I’ve even signed up for a 5-week meditation course offered by the Jesuit center in Munich (it was that or the … Continue reading