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Again this year

Christmas comes again this year as it always does, the poet’s voice assures. Accompanied by carols and cards and gifts beneath the tree. Christmas comes in its own most predictable way—tales of shepherds asleep in the fields, songs that angels … Continue reading

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A Class Reunion: Memories and Triggers of Memories

I came late to the reunion.  This time it wasn’t my fault.  I waited over an hour in the car rental line.  So I missed the school tour.  But I made it to the “Meet and Greet” where folks quickly … Continue reading

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Things Done and Things Left Undone

Rev Julie, host of today’s Friday Five, asks about unfinished things–those things you start and then put aside. Quilts and bowls and skirts left unhemmed, My life is filled with unfinished things                 … Continue reading

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Resurrection Happens

We’ve all had them.  Both in our individual lives and in our shared life.  Moments of fear, confusion, doubt, deep sadness, frustration.  Times when we’ve been at sixes and sevens.  Times when we’ve not known what to do or even … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Gladdening My Heart

Rev. Julie at Rev Gal Blog Pals writes, “On this, Friday before Holy Week – when our lives will get very busy (more busy…) what are the things which gladden your heart? Which give you strength and sustain you when … Continue reading

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A Habit of Newness

The prophet Isaiah says to the people of Israel exiled in Babylon, “Thus says the Lord…Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing….” I wonder how the people … Continue reading

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors–Or So They Say

A Reflection on Galatians 5: 1-6 (With apologies to Robert Frost)   “Good fences make good neighbors,” or so the saying goes. Lines we humans draw to separate us from them and theirs from ours   Lines of color class and … Continue reading

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