Category Archives: Sin

remember that you are dust…

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I did not grow up observing Ash Wednesday. It simply was not a part of the tradition in which I was raised. And when my colleague, Steve, and I first decided to hold an Ash Wednesday service nearly 20 years ago in a joint service of our two congregations, I was nervous. Continue reading

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go and do likewise

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I woke up early this morning with a thought. Clear as day. I am certainly not the first person to think this, of course, but I felt compelled to write it down and share it anyway. What I’m about to … Continue reading

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If I could sit on that bench, look back across the green and see myself, then I would be detached, some distance from the false self that is me. What part of me would go and sit there? What part … Continue reading

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snow, treachery and the grace of God

Yesterday, as the snow was falling and cars were sliding and churches (including ours) were canceling services for the day, I was reminded of the beauty of snowfall and my past reflections on how much it reminds me of the … Continue reading

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GIGO in a media-saturated culture

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I despise trite, corny little sayings meant to teach us about life.  Especially when they are true.  That’s just annoying.  When I was very young in the faith one of those corny little sayings floating around was, “Garbage in, garbage … Continue reading

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the day in-between | a poem for holy saturday

Thank you for the day in-between; Safely tucked in the middle of Death and Life. At the start a torturous journey, an uphill climb, stumbling, staggering, sweating under the weight of the wood. Muscles tired, strength exhausted, body beaten, bruised … Continue reading

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good for the soul

At tonight’s Maundy Thursday service we were reminded of the need to confess our sins to God.  We’re reminded to do this many other times during the year, of course, but something about Holy Week makes the whole idea seem … Continue reading

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