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Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Notre Pere

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

“Praying is a dangerous act.. you can end up changed.” It is World Communion Sunday, and I did my part in the worship serice by praying “que ta volonte soit faite sure la terre comme au ciel.” We had Korean, Italian, Russian, German, and Hawaiian lines as well, plus music in Latin and in Zulu […]

New Car and Bible Heroes

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

It’s been rather a hectic week. My husband has a new car, or new to him anyway. I tried to join in with thinking of it as fun, but actually it’s just a much more expensive alternative to repair work. Still, we now have two functioning cars to take to work, rather than my having […]

John the Baptist

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Back to work after a long weekend, I want to offer you a sprightly song: “Prepare Ye” by Marc Robinson. You can hear it at that link. We sang it in the second service yesterday with an excellent soloist. In the first service, we heard a sermon about John the Baptist, which you often do […]


Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

In Tuesday class we were told that it’s fine to have desires, but not to allow them to to become so absorbing that they turn into demands. If we’re willing to hurt others, including other people’s feelings, if we’re willing to do questionable things, if we’re willing to be manipulative, if we’re convinced that we […]

Do We Enjoy Church Too Much?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

“Africa” by William Billings is very nice. I’m currently singing this in the Presbyterian choir and playing “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” in the Methodist bell choir. This may be an untenable position. My life right now contains lots of work and music, but little to no needlework. This doesn’t keep me from checking […]

God’s Plans

Monday, September 13th, 2010

  #1 daughter is reading¬†The Purpose Driven Life, so we were talking about the idea that God has plans for us. I wrote about this a couple of years ago, when I was unemployed and people were telling me this. It was intended to be comforting, but I wondered, what if God’s plan for me […]

Housing Authority

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Yesterday the choirlet went to sing at a church service being held by the Housing Authority in a nearby town. The service was held in what must be the recreation center of a low-income housing development; there was a pool table, a TV and VCR, and a dozen pool cues by the piano. The piano […]

In God’s Image

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

My new Tuesday class isn’t much on deep discussions. We had the question, “What does it mean to say we’re made in God’s image?” in our materials, and I tried to explore the question of what conclusions we could draw about God’s image from current evidence, and the other ladies clearly thought I was crazy […]


Monday, March 16th, 2009

I don’t know that this can be called a better picture, but it may show the stitch detail better. This is the whole of the lacy rib, and the first row of stockinette. I did a couple of rows of the Salt Peanuts sweater yesterday, but mostly I worked. Grading, editing, and working on the […]


Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Yesterday I was reading a client’s forthcoming book in pdf. It is about gratitude and abundance and expecting miracles and stuff like that, and really quite¬†a lovely book. Then in class last night we were talking about living in confident hope, knowing that God is in charge. Our speaker takes the position –which is not […]

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