Monthly Archives: December 2010

Meditation on Mary, for Advent

On Sunday I preached my first full-length sermon. In celebration of Advent, Community Mennonite Church asked me to speak about Mary the mother of Jesus. The texts were from Luke 1: 26-56 and Micah 5:2-5a. Continue reading

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Theme and Variations, Or Dinners for Most of a Week

For the past few years, in autumn we’ve bought a beef cow from next door to split with two or more families and eat during winter.  Although I was a vegetarian for six years, I feel good about eating local … Continue reading

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Parallel Universes

After more than a decade of being married to a web designer, I finally became interested in learning about hand-coding.  Last night, Steve showed me the rudimentary skills of how to construct tags, with their corresponding end tags, then opened … Continue reading

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Best Smoothie Ever!

For the past month, our household has battled seasonal flu, and found an ally in fruit smoothies.  Any frozen fruit will do, but mixed berries yield highest quality anti-oxidants and immune-boosting vitamins.  When we ran out of yogurt, I experimented … Continue reading

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On Happiness

In college, a good friend used to wear a purple T-shirt that said, “Choose to be Happy.”  At that time, being of a certain fatalist bent, I interpreted the shirt to mean that, regardless of one’s circumstances, whether plagued by … Continue reading

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