Nobody cares about your blog

December 13, 2014

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There have been days, quite a lot of them actually, when I really wanted to buy this tee shirt. And on some of those days, once purchased, I think I’d actually have worn the tee shirt in public. For a long time (in internet years) “blogging” has been the thing. Everyone’s doing it. But when […]

Day 24: Light

December 8, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
Light of Light, True God of True God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made I like the talk of “essence” though I’ll admit that it reminds me of the film, “The Dark Crystal.” I saw it as a kid and my…

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Day 18: Staff

December 2, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
For the last few months I’ve been working on a sort of daily Advent devotional for my DoxaSoma folks. I wrote one a few years ago and uploaded that, “The Daily Practice of Prayer” ran just for 30 days and was meant to help people integrate some mindfulness in their…

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Advent devotions…

November 30, 2014

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Originally posted on DoxaSoma:
It’s that time of year again…we are in a state of preparation. As Christians this is a good time, this season of waiting and hope, to get our focus right. It can be hard to get and keep that focus of the coming of Christ! There are so many things to…

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Day 13: Gratitude & Day 14: Less is more

November 28, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
Most of the morning yesterday I was roasting vegetables- broccoli, cauliflower, red peppers and carrots. I tossed in a handful of asparagus that was languishing in the fridge all week and an onion close to sprouting, mushrooms left lonely in that vented green box on the top shelf next to…

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Day 12: The Spiritual Necessity of Tithing and Alms Giving

November 26, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
I gave money to the man who appears every day on the expressway off-ramp at Armitage and I-90east. I see him there walking slowly, shuffling really. He smiles a weak and nearly toothless smile, his face brown and rugged like the sign he carries, “Need help. Please.” Generally I don’t…

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Day 10: Building a Fire

November 24, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
And now a word from our sponsors… My husband and I make a business of building little fires with our work. We manage to cobble together a living with small projects and medium-sized projects and corporate gigs here and there. For the last three years while I’ve been working on…

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