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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Crossing the Bar

There’s an old New England saying, “A sea child dies on land,” and my sister, Karen, was definitely a sea child.  She was born and raised on the Connecticut shore but moved to Texas as an adult and seldom got … Continue reading

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The Gift Everyone Needs

For his sermon this Sunday morning, our priest James told the story of watching the movie Eat, Pray, Love with his wife this weekend.  One of the characters in the movie tells the main character that what she needs is … Continue reading

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Balance of Power

This past weekend my husband and I drove from our home in Virginia Beach to Connecticut for our niece’s wedding.  K. is my husband’s sister’s daughter, but he will agree she is no less my niece than his.  This was … Continue reading

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