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The Ascension of the Lord

Holy Days of Obligation are becoming like secular holidays. Let’s celebrate when convenient. This is the case this year with Ascension Thursday. The Ascension of the Lord The Ascension of the Lord takes place 40 days after Easter and falls on a Thursday. But, for the convenience of the world, it is frequently celebrated on… Continue reading The Ascension of the Lord

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Ten Years Ago Yesterday

I am currently reading Henri J.M. Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved. As I was delving into the chapter about be blessed, I reflected back on yesterday. Ten Years Ago Yesterday One month previous, my father had died. That was tough enough. Then, breaks one of the biggest news stories to come out of Binghamton, New… Continue reading Ten Years Ago Yesterday

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March, Lions, Lambs and Spring

It’s getting upon the end of March. We are past the Ides and St Patrick’s Day so I figure getting on the end is true. The question is what is next. March, Spring, Lions and Lambs March came in like a lamb. Days were above or close to the average temperature for the month. I… Continue reading March, Lions, Lambs and Spring

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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

Fitness · Just my Thoughts · Religion


  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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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