Monthly Archives: March 2014

Affirming the Humanity: #2

This is my second post on this month’s Spirit of the Poor synchroblog. So many of the posts this month tell personal stories of how we affirm or avoid affirming those who are different.  One of my earliest attempts to … Continue reading

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Humanity: an Affirmation

Today’s post is part of the third monthly synchroblog, “Spirit of the Poor” You will find other posts here.  Look around and comment.  All are welcome . There are two main ways that we use the word “humanity.” –        The … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on the Lectionary: March 30, 2014

 John 9:1-41 …So for the second time they (the Pharisee) called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, “Give glory to God! We know that this man(Jesus) is a sinner.”   He answered, “I do not know … Continue reading

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Living Beauty

Special occasions require beauty – living beauty.  When we gather to remember, to bless, to consecrate, to reflect on the meaning of life – we desire living beauty – flowers and music. I worked four years as sexton of my … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on the Lectionary: March 23, 2014

Originally I thought I would just talk about the Exodus passage from today’s lectionary, but I have decided to take a look at the passage from John as well.    Exodus 17:1-7 17:1 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Poor, Summary of February posts and comments

This months “Spirit of the Poor” synchroblog was very rich, not only in the number and variety of posts, but especially in the comments on the posts.  Many of our authors participated in commenting on other author’s posts and the … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on the Lectionary: March 16, 2014

For the past few months I have been looking at the lectionary a week ahead and usually on Monday writing a post called “Frist Thoughts on the Lectionary.”  I like reading the Bible and this is a way for me … Continue reading

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