Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Strippers for the Lord

Every Monday morning I volunteer at church with a group known simply as “Peanuts.” Fifteen or more of us meet in the parish hall at 8:30 and painstakingly strip the skins off of raw Virginia peanuts after soaking them in … Continue reading

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It’s a Long Way Until November, and I’m Steaming Already

I wrote a post Sunday that I intended to publish this morning, but I thought I’d run it by my husband first before I hit the publish button. I usually don’t do that, but because this one was political in … Continue reading

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Sharing the Joy

On this cold winter Monday morning, after reading Anne Sexton‘s poem “Welcome Morning,” I thought of all the things I could find joy in. I found it in the sweet morning kisses of my husband. I found it while sitting … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be a Mother

The other day I opened my old 1940 Episcopal hymnal to the Advent and Christmas section to look for hymns in keys that would be easy to play on my violin.  When I came across number 41 (110 in the … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Mahatma Gandhi  once said, “If it weren’t for Christians, I’d be a Christian.”  Pat Robertson is one of those Christians he was talking about.  Yesterday morning I read about Robertson saying that is was okay to divorce your spouse if … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Spray Jesus with Roundup.”

Not long ago, I read an article in the paper about a kudzu vine that had transformed a utility pole into a vision of Jesus on the cross. The absurdity of seeing Christ in kudzu had me laughing.  I never could … Continue reading

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The Beat of Life

This post comes from a weekly memoir writing prompt provided by The Red Dress Club.   This week’s prompt asked us to write about a time that rhythm, or a lack thereof, played a role in our life. And we weren’t … Continue reading

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