Category Archives: Easter

TGIF

Thank God It’s Friday! It’s funny how often we say that phrase and its famous acronym on the other 51 Fridays of the year, and how rarely we apply it to today, the Friday for which we ought to be … Continue reading

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Seven

Seven is a number that seems to pop up a lot in the Bible. And according to George Costanza, it’s also a great name for a baby…   SUSAN: It’s not a name. It’s a number. GEORGE: I know. It’s … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 10: Filled

Today is Pentecost, which according to some is the second-most important Sunday in the Christian year (after Easter). But in a lot of churches, it just feels a lot like any other Sunday. That’s too bad, and a lot of … Continue reading

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Broken For Me

We Anglicans are very good at Communion. I guess we’d better be, since most of our churches serve the Lord’s Supper every week. And we are. At my church, we’ve got the system so well-organized that we can almost always serve … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Wait

I’m not a big fan of waiting. I get irritated watching my Keurig machine brew a cup of coffee. I glare at the microwave for at least the last 15 seconds of pretty much any cooking time. And when my kids … Continue reading

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Easter Ain’t Over

It’s easy to get a little frustrated by Easter, isn’t it? Now I don’t mean Easter Sunday itself. The bright colours, the unbridled enthusiasm about Christ’s once-and-for-all (all time, and all people) victory over sin and death, the feasting, the … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

A couple of years ago, I wrote back-to-back posts titled Earth, Wind and Fire and Creedence Clearwater Revival. I was keen to continue on this ’60s band name train, but ran out of track. Until today. I hope you’ll forgive me … Continue reading

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