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The Final Resting Place

At end of a grueling day, many people have a bed which serves as resting place.  The less fortunate may have to rely on a couch, sofa or floor to lay their heads.  301 more words


Pancakes - the past

I omitted these from an earlier pudding list, which was strange given pancakes were are a favourite among favourites. (Mood, time, location and occasion make choosing ONE favourite dessert impossible.) When pancakes came to mind yesterday, I wondered whether my liking for them had been enhanced by an unusually convivial atmosphere in the kitchen while mother cooked them. 430 more words

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Bye Ash

On Monday, August 14, we said goodbye to Ash, our dog.  It was heartbreaking.

12 years ago, on Ash Wednesday (thus the name), I took the kids to the Dog Pound to get a dog (what else, right).  1,006 more words


A Short Analysis of T. S. Eliot’s Ash-Wednesday

An introduction to Eliot’s great religious poem

T. S. Eliot’s 1930 poem Ash-Wednesday needs to be viewed as part of the shift in Eliot’s writing towards a more devotional aspect, a shift that would culminate in… 831 more words


A Section-by-Section Summary of T. S. Eliot’s Ash-Wednesday

A summary of a major Eliot poem

The following constitutes a very brief summary of the six sections of T. S. Eliot’s long poem Ash-Wednesday… 848 more words


The Crosses We Wear

* a sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 *

Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here… 969 more words


Ash Wednesday

I don’t usually feel challenged by Ash Wednesday. Some years, I think I’ve let it go by with no more than a fifteen minute stop in at church and intense cravings for whatever I’ve given up for Lent! 116 more words