Category Archives: just thinking out loud


The advantage of waiting to tell a family story until you are back at your home away from the rest of the extended family is you get to tell it your way without their corrections. And those who know me … Continue reading

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Contemplation on Holy Week

Last week before Holy Week, I read this article from years ago written by Elizabeth Edwards about Tony Snow. It struck me as I moved into Palm Sunday and Holy Week. I couldn’t figure out how to get it into … Continue reading

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In Memory of Her

We don’t always think we have the power to make any difference. We downplay the power we do have which diminishes the power we have. So our power is lessened. Not by anyone but ourselves. My mentor taught me to … Continue reading

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Do you sing Christmas carols during Advent?

I used to refuse to sing Christmas carols during Advent. I used to say things like, “We are Christians who celebrate the Christian year! We are in Advent waiting for the coming of the baby. We can’t just jump to … Continue reading

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Teresa of Avila

Rev. Dr. Mary Luti of Andover Newton Theological School posted, “Here’s something Teresa of Avila really did say! In the course of explaining to her nuns why they should not be reluctant to believe that they, despite their gender and … Continue reading

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There’s a guy in Florida who has garnered a lot of attention this week for a proposed act for September 11 that doesn’t match well with “They will know we are Christians by their love.” This morning I pulled up … Continue reading

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Somebody’s Prayin’

I first heard this song at a TRUTH concert. The soloist was a fabulous young woman. For almost two months, I have heard her voice singing this song. I couldn’t remember all the words until I found it via Google. … Continue reading

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