Nine Months and Counting…

Today in the Lectionary, I was surprised to find Luke 1: 26-38. This is the Annunciation story, in which Mary is told by the angel Gabriel, “the Holy Spirit will come upon you, the power of the Most High will overshadow you,” and that she will be having a baby; “for nothing is impossible with […]

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Kinkade’s Cabin Door or the Potato Eaters Table? (God’s Answer To Our Deepest Questions)

“The Potato Eaters” by Vincent Van Gogh It is Good Friday, a day haunted by the dark shadows of misunderstanding, indifference, betrayal, mockery and the worst sort of treachery humanity can dish out. We began Holy Week with a wonderful post from Peter on Palm Sunday, exploring the meaning and significance of Jesus’ death. He called into […]

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Be Holy (whatever that means).

Today marks the beginning of Holy Week. “Holy” is such a churchy word and, as a result, carries a lot of baggage.  So, let’s start by lightening the load.  Holy means somewhat peculiar, somehow different, something unique, or someone set apart for a special purpose.  This week, then, is different, unique, even peculiar.  And yes, […]

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