Monthly Archives: December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! That’s it!  If you aren’t spending time with your family, stop reading this crap AND DO IT! Happy Jesus’ cake day to you! Advertisements

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Practicing Church

I’m going to start using this phrase when I talk about “doing Church,” as in what being part of a church[1] means to me. “Practicing Church.” I probably picked this up from a book about what it means to be … Continue reading

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standing in the way

“Self-hatred, guilt…it accomplishes nothing.  It just stands in the way.” I came across this quote back in November.  I have no idea where I heard it or who said it, although I’m pretty sure it was from someone’s tweet.  Needless … Continue reading

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faith like a child

A conversation between me and my 3 year old daughter recently: Me: God loves you so much. Her: Yeah, He* wants to give me a hug. Me: Jesus loves you so much, too.** Her: Yeah, and I want to give … Continue reading

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Christmas scandalousness

I don’t think scandalousness is a word, but I like it. Anywho, in anticipation for Christmas—a time when people generally spend time with their relatives in merriment and tinsle—I’ve been reflecting a lot on Jesus’ relatives, those starring in the … Continue reading

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Life & Death in Caves

I was watching The Nativity Story to use as some inspiration for my speaking opportunity at our church’s alternative service this week.  (I’m sharing about Joseph of Nazareth and wrestling with big decisions.)  As it comes to the scene (SPOILER … Continue reading

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Bethlehemian Rhapsody

I can’t wait anymore to share this.  (And I’ve only JUST seen it!)  Since it’s December 1st and we are in the early stages of Advent, I wanted to post this video. You’ve gotta check this out.  It parodies Queen’s … Continue reading

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