Monthly Archives: December 2010

the Sunday after Christmas

I really like the Sunday after Christmas.  It’s not the most popular Sunday of the year, and certainly not the most grand.  It’s lightly attended, to put it mildly.  My congregation probably welcomed a tenth as many this morning as … Continue reading

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the advent sermon I should have preached

‎”. . . because if this is gonna be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us … Continue reading

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the Christmas carol we don’t sing

Matthew 1:18-25 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her … Continue reading

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of friends and sermonizing

  I realized yesterday that I don’t know how to write a sermon without a friend.  Or at least not a decent sermon.  J and I were driving back from our monthly lunch with other young clergy women in the … Continue reading

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orange crayons

Orange crayons are the best. For sure.

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waiting

I’m not very good at waiting.  I get impatient easily.  If I’m waiting for something good to happen, my mind begins to create all kinds of crazy scenarios.  This good thing will never happen because… in fact, instead of a … Continue reading

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