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A Mixed Bag

I picked a mix from ‘science news’ this week: tardigrade genes, fertility fears, and what is probably the world’s oldest living culture. Folks in Western civilization have known about our neighbors in Australia for about four centuries. Understanding their beliefs … Continue reading

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We are Many, We are One

One my favorite bits from the Bible is in this morning’s readings: “…We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, “Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well … Continue reading

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More Than a 3-Day Weekend

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It’s equivalent to Dodenherdenking in the Netherlands, or Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations. The holiday’s original purpose was to honor those who have been killed while serving in our nation’s military. That’s still the … Continue reading

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Blessing the House

I ‘blessed the house’ today, sprinkling holy water in each room. It isn’t the formal blessing of the home and household that’s sometimes done on Epiphany. The formal blessing is a wonderful ceremony: and one we don’t do. By not … Continue reading

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