Category Archives: My Faith

Celebrating Emmanuel God With Us

In the secular world Christmas has come and gone, but in church we are still celebrating Christmas until Epiphany on January 6th.  I love my church’s Christmas Eve service, but I’ve been struggling with going to church for the past … Continue reading

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Please–Thank You–Yay!

One of the daily readings for the global Advent calendar sponsored by The Society of Saint John the Evangelist introduced me to Anne Lamott’s book, Help Thanks Wow. It’s a powerful book based on the premise that “Help!”, “Thanks”, and “Wow!” are the three essential … Continue reading

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Looking For Desert Places

I have been enjoying participating in the creation of a global Advent calendar on Instagram. Early each morning I get an email reminding me of the word for the day, a few thoughts applying the word to an Advent theme, and a … Continue reading

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Create An Advent Calendar On Instagram

One way I try to combat the commercialism that has overtaken the Christmas season is by observing Advent. In the Christian church calendar, Advent is the “season” when we get ready for Christmas. In most Christian traditions, Advent has a dual … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayers

This year, like every Thanksgiving, we will read from the copy of A Prayer of Thanksgiving by Robert Lewis Stevenson that my son made in elementary school.  (click here to read the words-it’s a nice non-denominational  prayer!) If you attend … Continue reading

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