Monthly Archives: March 2014

pregnant with meaning

The last thing I, or anyone else I know, wants to be dreaming of right now is a white Christmas. Or, for that matter, a white Groundhog day, a white Wednesday, or anything at all that rings of sleigh bells … Continue reading

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the sweetness of doing church without power

Last week’s ice storm took out all the things we typically depend on to do church on a Sunday morning in early March:  the lights, the heat, the audio system, the organ console, and of course, the coffeemaker. And yet … Continue reading

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melting the ice

Southern Snowpocaplyse is weeks past, but pockets of plowed snow are still hanging around, stubbornly ignoring the sun and warmth.  This annual reality is nothing new to northerners, but in the south it’s kind of a novelty. When we’re done … Continue reading

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treasure and ash

How fitting, and how tragic, that our long collective chain of excess and consumption should end in a toxic pile of coal ash dumped into a river, just a few miles from us. On Ash Wednesday, many Christians will seek … Continue reading

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