Monthly Archives: November 2011

A new year – a time to renew our faith in Christ

Happy New Year! On Sunday, November 27, Christians around the world began a new Church year with the first Sunday of Advent. The Church over the centuries has developed a cycle of scriptural lessons and worship practices to carry us … Continue reading

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I know you.

With the advent of the holiday shopping season, my mail box has become a treasure trove of catalogs.  As I stand in the apartment house lobby, I feel compelled to leaf through the pages before chucking them into the bin. … Continue reading

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May I never boast of anything except the cross

Today in the lectionary cycle we celebrate the life of James Otis Sargent Huntington.  Fr. Huntington was an Episcopal priest born in 1854 and who in 1884 founded of the Order of the Holy Cross.  His ministry focused primarily on … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations

Expectations – that is the first audible word on this bit from the World Science Festival 2009, and this video, which I shared with Daily Cup readers last year, continues to amaze me.  On this Thanksgiving Day, while you are … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Imperfect

“We have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.”                   (2 Cor 4:7) Long ago, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving meals and prayers

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, perhaps because I was born on Thanksgiving, and each year on Thanksgiving night, since my birthday was always on or near Thanksgiving, my parents put candles in the pumpkin pie, and asked me to blow … Continue reading

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Open Thank You Note

I was raised to write thank you notes. My children can attest that I have insisted on their doing the same since before they could write all their letters. But as I approach a birthday and Thanksgiving day, I realize … Continue reading

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