Day: December 18, 2013

The Longest Night

  All throughout these months as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for this night. It has practiced walking in the dark, traveling with its eyes closed, feeling its way by memory by touch by the pull of the moon even as it wanes. So believe me when …

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Lottery mania

I will admit to buying the occasional lottery ticket, knowing full well the ridiculous odds, seeing it personally as a fun little dream (although I missed out on participating in this drawing). But the sheer volume of money spent is staggering.

Methodist bishop of Rev. Schaefer seems conflicted

The Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein demonstrates the conflict and challenge Bishop Peggy A. Johnson of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Deleware Conferences is facing concerning the suspension of The Rev, Frank Schaefer, who presided at his son’s same-sex wedding. From her article:

Dealing with Accusers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 — Week of Advent 3, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 119:49-72 (morning) // 49, [53] (evening) Zechariah 3:1-10 Revelation 4:1-8 Matthew 24:45-51 In the American criminal justice system, the accuser, …

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