Monthly Archives: April 2009

Longing

It has been a whole week since I have posted something here. I had been in the habit of blogging more regularly, but then somehow the “busy”ness of life snuck up on me. Since my return from Indiana last Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Monitoring one’s heart

My dad had pacemaker surgery yesterday. As I sat in his hospital room with him and my mom before the surgery, I was closely watching the monitors. His heart rate was erratic – with peaks and valleys – and the … Continue reading

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Joyriding

The weather was absolutely gorgeous here in Ohio yesterday afternoon and that meant just one thing for me – it was a convertible day! Although I had a sermon and papers to write, there was no way I couldn’t sneak … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate

I am taking a Celtic Christianity class this semester and I just love the liturgies in this tradition. The language is vivid and fresh. Two of the Celtic emphases that speak to me are nature and the Trinity, and these … Continue reading

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I Will Not Forget You …

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands; your walls … Continue reading

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Entombment

Easter was a great day! We had two wonderful services at Smithville with a lovely breakfast in between … and that is no small matter in a little country church with no kitchen! But the church folks pulled out all … Continue reading

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A song in my heart …

It is shortly after 4am, and the alarm just blared waking me from my slumber on this Resurrection Day. As I laid in bed for a few minutes, praying and mentally preparing for this day, a song popped into my … Continue reading

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