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Holy Week is Here

As a Christian, the most important week of the church year is Holy Week. This is the week that falls between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. There is celebration as Jesus heads into Jerusalem on Sunday, followed by intense sadness by Friday. True believers all know that the real celebration comes on Sunday when Christ… Continue reading Holy Week is Here

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Tomorrow starts the church season of Lent. Lent is a season for reflection and repentance. It leads up to the most important Christian observance – Easter. People, especially those who do not associate themselves with a church or with faith, tend to think Christmas is the most important church holiday. No! We are an alleluia… Continue reading Pancakes

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This and That

A few weeks ago, I started a post that was going to be my opinion on one thing that was happening in the world. Instead, the post turned into a mish-mash of of opinions on several recent items I had been thinking of. Could I write a big post about each item? Yes. Do I… Continue reading This and That

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent 2011

I have been trying to post some Advent reflections the day after each Sunday in the liturgical season. Sometimes these thoughts come from memories of years past – as the first piece did – and sometimes from what I have  heard in readings and  homilies at church – like this one does.   The final… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Advent 2011

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Third Sunday in Advent

This is a third post in a series on Advent thoughts. It is getting posted much later than the first two but here you go. The third Sunday in Advent is Gaudet – the root meaning is rejoice – Sunday. Many reasons are available for rejoicing on this third Sunday in Advent. John is baptizing… Continue reading Third Sunday in Advent

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Minutes to Live

I am participating in #Trust30 which is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself.  Today’s prompt, on top of being a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, is imagining you have 15 minutes to live. 15 minutes?  This type of timeline makes me think of Joplin right now.… Continue reading Minutes to Live