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The Birth of Jesus - and every other birth (a sermon for Christmas)

I have some wonderful news –  unto us a child is born!  My sister gave birth to her first son just three days ago!  He’s a fine little thing – fat and strong and healthy – 8lbs 12 oz!  1,009 more words

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An Oft Overlooked Symbol of Baptism

When I work with families to prepare them for the baptism of their children, the conversation always includes some time on the symbols of baptism—water for newness and life, oil for being set apart for God, a lit candle for light and power.  306 more words

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On becoming a parent - and perhaps anything else, too

Becoming a parent is not something that stops—it’s not the work of a moment but the work of a lifetime.  As my own son moves steadily onward, becoming more and more himself but also somehow becoming a new person over and over again, I have to become a constantly new parent.  372 more words

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We Will!

Between the beginning of May and the middle of July, I am presiding at two baptisms and three weddings as well as attending a fourth wedding and an inter-faith family covenanting ceremony (and missing two others!).  364 more words

Christian

Easter Sunday!

Easter Sunday is always a special celebration and is a great service for children.  The energy is high, the music is fun, everyone is in a good mood.  387 more words

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Never an Either/Or

A quote, attributed to C.S. Lewis, has been making the rounds of my social media lately: “You don’t have a soul.  You are a soul.  You have a body”.  390 more words

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Ashes on a Child's Forehead

I’ve never had the opportunity to impose ashes on the forehead of a child but I have taken my own child to a few Ash Wednesday services. 415 more words

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