Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Day the Music Died

This Cup is a kind of riff on Jim Quigley’s sermon on Christmas Day about a group of scholars who met to consider the dominant characteristic of America at the beginning of the 21st Century and who concluded that it … Continue reading

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All My Goodness

Today in the life of the Church we celebrate the feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist.  Perhaps writing about John’s gospel would be fitting today, however, let us look at one of my favorite passages from Exodus–Exodus 33:18-23 (which … Continue reading

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Joy to the world

Pure, exuberant joy.  So many of us would like to reclaim that feeling for Christmas from our childhoods.  Life gets more complicated though, expectations change, and joy is sometimes more elusive than we’d like.  While there is nothing simple about … Continue reading

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Carrying Christ

Perhaps because I have no children myself,  I am fascinated with the experiences of women who find themselves pregnant during Advent. I wonder what it would be like to carry a child while Mary is carrying hers, to dream the … Continue reading

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O Holy Night

It is tonight, of course, Christmas Eve. It is also my favorite Christmas song. Four lines in the first verse really sum up for me the meaning of Christmas: Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Op Shop

The Op Shop is shorthand for The Opportunity Shop, a ministry of the church that I serve.  The Op Shop is located in the basement and is a place that sells the leftovers of people’s living – what remains when … Continue reading

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A Time to Die

Several times this past week our Bread Baking Guild has been the center of my thoughts.  This ministry was launched about 18 months ago by the Young Adult Group as a way to bring people of almost all ages together–to … Continue reading

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