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by Beangirl

Bringing to Light

“The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.” It feels a little strange […]

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A Mother’s Poem

Two candles lit on the wreath, and we're half way through Advent. It can be a hard season to get right. There are so many threads to hold

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Storytelling Worries

I was on my way to do some storytelling at the primary school today when I ran into a friend, and so we walked together. And we talked

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Viva Pudding

On Friday morning, I decided to bake a sticky toffee pudding for the Spouse. Sometimes I say things like that and it might just be a bit of

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Hallooing

Yesterday, I sat in the pew between my older kids during the Remembrance Sunday service. It was one of the very few Sundays in the year when we

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Future Questions and Birthday Presents

I came across a lovely old-fashioned term this week. Hallowtide. Isn't that a nice one? It comes from theOld English word halig, meaning saint, and the word tide,

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After a Hard Wednesday in Ottawa

I'd show you my wedding photo if I could, but I'm afraid they are in storage. The Spouse and I were married in Knox Church, Ottawa. Right at

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A Difficult Love Story

Sometimes it takes a difficult love story. Sometimes the penny drops when things get a little difficult. Yesterday, we took the kids to a deer park. 55 acres of

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The Lion’s Share and Our Daily Bread

“Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God...” Daniel 6:10 I set up a lovely joke for the Sunday School kids

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Looking into the Darkness

We're celebrating Michaelmas today. Not just for my own Michael, but of course he is the grand excuse. This year, Michaelmas is ringing true, so we're claiming it.

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Chasing geese and toddlers

I went on a merry dance this morning. A rabbit trail or, if you like, a wild goose chase. I thought that we were in Lectionary Year B,

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Letter to a Unknown Solider

I read today about a new kind of memorial for the First World War. It will be a large scale public artwork, made of words. Neil Bartlett, an English

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Plum is One

I was in the grocery store a couple of weeks ago and I was spent. The night before was probably one of those teething nights. I can't remember

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Scrubbing the table

On Thursday night at Dinner Church, we were anticipating Pentecost. We shared the passage from John 14 when Jesus promises the Advocate who will remain with his disciples

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An All-Ages Easter

When Beangirl was small, we decided to sidestep the Easter bunny and instead offer her an Easter morning treasure hunt around our little apartment. We wrote out clues

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We All Stink

Some days, the gospel seems clear, but it's hard to talk about. Usually when reading the story of Lazarus, I find myself thinking about the sisters in this story.

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Cake Day and Moses

Our biggest pie fan (and one of our oldest friends) was visiting this weekend, so I had a second go at the passion fruit tart idea.  This time,

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Lovely

Sometimes you don't know how things are going to end up. When I was plotting Valentine's Day a few weeks ago, I bought two teacups on eBay. I should

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Blessing

Blessed are the broken. That's the beatitudes in a nutshell but, of course, none of the blessings stop there. Blessed are the broken because things are going to

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Naming Names

There are two bits that jump out of this week's lectionary passage in the Gospel and both are connected to the naming of names. Maybe it's because we've