Monthly Archives: November 2013

Put on Your Armor

Collect for Advent 1: “Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit … 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 have shared with Daily Cup readers a couple of times, continues to amaze me.  On this Thanksgiving Day, … Continue reading

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Tradition (and pies)

Pie crusts, check. Pecans, check. Pumpkin, check. It was a good afternoon yesterday, shopping for what I’d need to make my pies. Two of them this year: a Dutch apple pie and a pumpkin and pecan pie. And some cheddar-dill … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Floating Ice

The onset of winter has me thinking of ice. Did you ever marvel at the wonder of ice floating? It is because of a property which is, so far as I know, unique to water. As we all learned in … Continue reading

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Sharing as a Radical Idea?

A couple of weeks ago I heard a story broadcast on National Public Radio.  The story was part of a special series called “The Sharing Economy: A Shift Away from Ownership.”  http://www.npr.org/series/244583579/the-sharing-economy-a-shift-away-from-ownership The story explains the sharing economy as a … Continue reading

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Well, It’s God

Today in the life of the church we celebrate the Apologist and Author, Clive Staples Lewis.  While I could write more than you’d want to read about what I think about the genius of C.S. Lewis, instead I would like … Continue reading

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Life in G Major

Jeremy Denk, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, pianist and author has a new recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations out and was interviewed this past Sunday about his love/hate relationship with Bach’s hour+ set of variations.  I too have had a lifelong … Continue reading

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