Monthly Archives: March 2011

Earthquakes and God

Friday, I woke to the news that an earthquake measuring 8.9-9.0 on the Richter scale had hit Japan.  Because the quake was under the sea, the sea floor was lifted by the quake, displacing the ocean water and causing a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lent!

Some of us entered the front door of Lent last night, getting the mark of ashes on our heads or hands, in the form of a cross.  Because the church had not saved the palms from the year before, I … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is what Ash Wednesday is all about. If we are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts and minds and soul and strength – how best are we to do that? Each of these four … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday

We are in the countdown for beginning Lent tomorrow with Ash Wednesday.  In some places, even today, there are people eating pancakes for supper.  For some of the world, today and tonight will be Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) … Continue reading

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Collup Monday?

Today is the Monday before Ash Wednesday. I just learned from my Merriam Webster word of the day that today has a name, Collup Monday.  Collup refers to a fatty meat, such as bacon.  In eighteenth century England people would … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy

We are so busy.  Sometimes we feel even too busy to pray, too busy to worship, too busy to study.  And yet, without prayer, where do we get the energy and enthusiasm for life? “Be still and know that I … Continue reading

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