Food on Fridays: Mexican Fiesta Salad

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(small button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe.If you want, you could simply confess how many Cadbury Creme Eggs you've stashed in your pantry. I used to love those things. … [Read more...]

Curiosity Journal: April 27, 2011

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Curiosity Journal: a weekly recap of what I’ve been reading, playing and learning; what I’m reacting to and writing. Inspired by Monica of Paper Bridges, I’m occasionally recording a Curiosity Journal...or am I recording an occasional Curiosity Journal? Tag words are: reading, playing, learning, … [Read more...]

Cause for Celebration

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My Slow-Down Fast didn't wrap up quite how I expected. I imagined creating quiet moments of contemplation leading up to Easter, and in a way I did enjoy more moments of interaction with the Lord, but not necessarily in long stretches of quiet solitude. I haven't had a lot of down time, but I have … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: Maundy Thursday Matzo

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(small button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe.If you want, you could simply count up the number of eggs you've colored for Easter and report on what hue works best.My … [Read more...]

The Empty Egg

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On Easter morning one year, we arranged for our son to open the last plastic egg, but he refused.Several years ago, we bought a pack of twelve plastic "Resurrection Eggs” filled with various symbols representing key moments in the Easter story. We worried the eggs could be a little cheesy, but our … [Read more...]

Palm Sunday

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This Sunday my nine-year-old son joined the procession of children who waved palms and wove through the sanctuary as the rest of us sang "All Glory, Laud and Honor."Holy Week has begun, beginning with sweet hosannas of Palm Sunday and concluding  with joyful alleluias of Easter morning.Now, however, … [Read more...]

Slow-Down Fast: The Rooster

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These final days leading up to Easter, we've continued to open the Easter Story Eggs and read the related passages from the Gospels.This week in our reading, we came across another critical moment in the story that's not represented in the egg collection. So, to enrich the journey, we added a symbol … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: Europe Comes to America

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(small button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe.If you want, you could simply tell us how many M&Ms you would eat if left alone with nobody watching. … [Read more...]

Crossing Cultures

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article at TheHighCalling.org about discovering I was a foreigner.This week, we decided to launch a community writing project inviting others to tell their own stories of crossing cultures.  I wrote the introductory post, which begins:My parents tell me I was about … [Read more...]

Vacate

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From Prayer, by Philip Yancey:"Be still and know that I am God": the Latin imperative for "be still" is vacate. As Simon Tugwell explains, "God invites us to take a holiday [vacation], to stop being God for a while, and let him be God...God is inviting us to take a break, to play truant. We can stop … [Read more...]

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