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Advent

I frequently question why Advent is such a season of conflict. Conflict, you may ask? Yes, conflict. Some churches celebrate this season. Some do not. You cannot get more conflict than that. Advent Calendar As a child, I frequently had an Advent calendar. Sometimes, there were calendars with simple Bible verses behind the door you… Continue reading Advent

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March – Nothing but a Lion

March came in like a lion. I was hoping, with Easter being April first, March would go out like a lamb. No such luck. While April 1 was not a horrible day, it was brisk and damp, about 38F, as I set out to hide 400 Easter eggs for my parish egg hunt. That was… Continue reading March – Nothing but a Lion

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Sleep

  Back a few years ago, Arianna Huffington made this big push for sleep. I’m not sure why people thought they should listen to her when doctors have been saying sleep is important for years. Now I’ve found yet another reason to make sure you are getting your sleep. The Sleep Revolution While Arianna Huffington… Continue reading Sleep

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A Part-Time, Part Year Job

I love my work at my church. I am the faith formation coordinator. For those of you as old as I am, you might call me the CCD Director or DRE (director of religious education). I organize classes for children from kindergarten to 12th grade. I would love to organize for young adults in college… Continue reading A Part-Time, Part Year Job

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Living in the Mountains

I’ve made it through the beginning of March. With March 1 being the start of Lent, this meant adding an additional part to trying to decide how March will proceed. I think it is going to be a great month.   My oldest was in Nashville last week and stopped by to visit briefly. No,… Continue reading Living in the Mountains

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Waiting

Yesterday was the first Sunday in Advent. Today I find myself at the laundromat. You’re probably thinking there’s not much in common. Where is this disconnected line of thought going? Waiting. Both Advent and the laundromat have waiting in common. Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year, the start of the church year.… Continue reading Waiting