Category Archives: Joy

Joy Dare: February 2 & 3

For February 2: Three things overheard – all gifts Su on the couch with Go Dogs Go reading it to W and making him repeat the words after her. “I’m teaching him to read.” she said. F in his room … Continue reading

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Joy Dare: February 1

I’m trying to participate in Ann Voskamp’s February Joy Dare listing three things that brought joy each day. Yesterday’s challenge was to notice these things at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm: 11:30 am: Finishing the errand running for … Continue reading

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Conversations with F

Lately F and I have been having theological discussions. They often have to do with the “how” of things… No Hands? “How, ” he asks me frequently, ” could God hold the world if he doesn’t have any hands?” “Well, … Continue reading

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Whew!

Well this was the first of the busy four weekends – no wait – it’s actually five that we have between now and the end of January! Friday S was off work and the big children and I went to … Continue reading

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As The Year Turns

Funny, the way we mark out our calendars into years- the school year, the fiscal year, the calendar year and increasingly important to me the church year. I read several blogs by rabbis and recently have been reading and thinking … Continue reading

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The Manifold Gifts of God

Yesterday at church at slipped up to the choir to add my voice to the anthem and then slipped back to the pew to sit with the children and S. On my way back through the ambulatory (the passage behind … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Year (Turning of Time)

Last year my mother called on my birthday (late August). “It’s the end of late summer.” she said ” I always think of that line when I think of your birthday.” And it is the end of late summer. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Creating Thursday: Memories

Which is better? Memory 1: When I was little Papa worked all the time and we hardly ever saw him. When we did see him he was tired and stressed and we were cranky and ready for bed. I feel … Continue reading

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Creating: Joy

It seems to me that at least in part the ability to create and live creatively flows out of joy. Happiness certainly helps but happiness tends to be somewhat transitory (as an emotion) while joy (which encompasses happiness, enjoyment, and … Continue reading

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