Tag Archives: Religious musings

Pentecost and Thanksgiving

Yesterday was the Feast of Pentecost and this year our church had more to celebrate than usual as we not only remembered the coming of the Holy Spirit and reflected on what that meant in our lives as individuals and … Continue reading

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Grace, Just Grace

Conversations this week: people saying “I’m just so tired of the children doing this and my bad reactions.” “I know we’re supposed to be doing this and I can even see God working out the details and all I can … Continue reading

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A Way of Life

Yesterday’s Epistle reading was from Ephesians Chapter 2, a familiar passage about being saved by faith and not by works. I noticed something though that I had read but not really noticed before… I’m used to the King James Version … Continue reading

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Contentment, Needs and Wants

One of the things that has been interesting this year as F has been in school is the way he has interacted with the things that his classmates have that he doesn’t. In most cases he has mentioned that “So … Continue reading

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Chaos and Refining

Last Sunday the Old Testament reading was the story of Noah. The reading ended with the rainbow and I noticed something I had never noticed before. Earth is created from Chaos and the Flood destroys is by restoring chaos everywhere … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud

Last night while I was falling asleep my mind was drifting to the comments I sometimes get when people realize that we will soon have four preschoolers. “Better you than me.” “You must be so busy.” “How do you do … Continue reading

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Love Not the World?

Sunday we sang this hymn by Laurence Houseman (a brother of the famous poet A.E. Houseman). The beginning of the fifth verse jumped out at me: How shall we love thee, holy hidden Being? If we love not the world … Continue reading

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Not the Morning Star

On Sunday our assistant priest preached to a small congregation. Christmas on Sunday is always tricky and most people had come for the Christmas Eve service instead. We packed ourselves into the choir stalls in the chancel and listened to … Continue reading

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Advent in Action: Singing!

One of the ways that we highlight the different seasons of the church year is by singing hymns and antiphons particular to those seasons. In Lent we drop the word Alleluia from our vocabulary and in Advent we sing the … Continue reading

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All Is Not Complete

Reading this little article that Ann Voskamp linked to this weekend. The last point caused a pause for thought “Link your hope to the God who is not done.” I think that often we think of Christ’s words on the … Continue reading

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