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Epiphany 2

Raising children is hard.  I know this because I was once a child, and raising me couldn’t have been a picnic in the sun.  Raising Jesus must have been especially difficult.  Not only was He the Son of the Living … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Our Lord

Neither Doan or I watch a whole lot of television (though I watch a lot more, when you consider the amount of sports I watch), but two of our favorite shows are Father Brown and Grantchester.  Both feature priests, surprise, … Continue reading

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Christmas 1

Ah, the first Sunday after Christmas.  Around the church, at least, this is usually a fairly peaceful weekend, especially coming after the hustle and bustle of the holiday.  I, like most, am overfed and feel the simultaneous needs of a … Continue reading

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Christmas

Merry Christmas, everybody!  Every Christmas Eve I get to do one of the most difficult and yet enjoyable things I do all year.  I get to assemble the parish creche, and so I have to get a whole bunch of … Continue reading

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Advent 4

This will not come as a galloping shock, but it was not easy being a woman in the ancient Middle East.  It’s hard enough today – I always think of No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani singing I’m just a girl, I’d … Continue reading

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Advent 2

So I’m the ballet again. The Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre surely chose me to play Uncle Drosselmeyer because of my long, lean physique and obvious gracefulness.  Dr. Tony Lewis, who preached my ordination and is still a strong mentor … Continue reading

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Advent 1

When I was in high school and active at Trinity Red Bank, my mother was my Church School teacher (so I don’t want to hear any complaints from our kids about their mothers being their Church School teachers). We had … Continue reading

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