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Stars & Dots

Hello, dear friends, and happy new year! Sometimes, in the middle of the depths of Winter, I am looking for enjoyable activities to do with my children. I imagine this is true for you as well. I have the perfect … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas: Fact or Fiction?

Modern Christians often feel conflicted about Santa Claus. In the midst of family life, we want to embrace the fun and the festiveness. Surprises are enjoyable. Christmas stockings add to our holiday decor. But how do we integrate this jolly … Continue reading

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Advent for Families

This Sunday is New Year’s Day for Christians, the first Sunday of Advent. I am the Director of Children’s Ministries at our church, All Souls Anglican Church (www.allsouls.com). Yesterday, I sent out some ideas to our parishioners regarding how families might … Continue reading

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A Song for Fallen Heroes

Thanks to my friend, Ann, at livedahobbit.blogspot.com, for reminding me that poetry and song are sometimes the best ways to speak when you are uncertain of your voice. This is a song by John Gorka. I first encountered it sung … Continue reading

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Public Libraries & Me: The Story of a Long-Time Love

Tonight was one of those cool summer evenings, the ones that are a respite in the heart of the heat. The husband had a meeting at church, but the kids and I already had plans, so we weren’t a bit … Continue reading

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All shall be well . . . (part 2)

You may have read my cross-post over at http://www.robmoll.com a few week’s ago. He is a friend and author who writes about death and dying and illness and how we apply our values to these experiences. As part of an … Continue reading

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Christ: Victor for All Creation

I originally contributed this to our church’s electronic newsletter. In case you’re interested, feel free to peruse the web site and visit the e-news archives: http://www.allsouls.com. The Cavalletti quote seems to be such an appropriate piece for the Easter Season … Continue reading

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Jon Acuff Guest Post

Some time last year, a neighbor-friend who blogs (Shelly at mylifeonthewildside.blogspot.com) introduced me to Jon Acuff. Well, not in person, but she introduced me to his blog: http://www.stuffchristianslike.net Jon is an amusing guy. I’ve been reading his blog ever since. … Continue reading

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A Decision

Image via Wikipedia Some stories just need to be told backwards … because telling them frontwards is too difficult. This is going to be a little like telling you the punchline to a joke before telling you the joke (except … Continue reading

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For Jeff

I had a friend in high school named Jeff Freeman. He was a sweet boy I’d known for years. We were in school together K-12, I think. We rode the bus together and our families swam at the same pool … Continue reading

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