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Now – A Vision and Mission for the New Year

On one hand we’re urged to live in the moment and savor the experience of NOW. And on the other hand, our culture tells us to plan for the future, to have a vision for what we want to accomplish … Continue reading

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What’s in the Box?

We sang what I call a “square” hymn a couple of weeks ago at St. Alban’s, Hymn 601 in The Hymnal 1982. Square hymns are …well, square, literally. Or sometimes rectangular. Two or four lines of music, regular phrase lengths, … Continue reading

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Singing Songs of Expectation

Gather, Pause, Reflect, Listen, Await, Sing This Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent Congregational hymns, choral anthems, and readings for this season of beginnings The Song of Zechariah … Continue reading

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Gardening Hymns

Some of you may have read an article about prison gardens in Monday’s Washington Post [Prison Gardens, article], and if you are anything like me, your response was a big “DUH”. Of course nurturing something, in this case fruits and … Continue reading

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Comfort, Discomfort Ye My People

“The best part of the discomfort you’re feeling right now is the comfort you’ll feel after you come out of the pose.” – Rebecca, yoga instructor, December 10, 2014 com•fort verb \ˈkəm(p)-fərt\ : to cause (someone) to feel less worried, … Continue reading

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Singing Songs of Expectation

Gather, Pause, Reflect, Listen, Await, Sing This Sunday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent Congregational hymns, choral anthems, and readings taken from The King James Bible Choral Introit:     Matins … Continue reading

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Junk Food vs Real Food

There was an article in The Washington Post last week about cooking for children that probed into a move by some restaurants to dispense with the bland “Children’s Menu” frequently offered, and by parents who are seeking to introduce more … Continue reading

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