Tag Archives: Mary

A prayer for a cheap beer drinker

Falling down drunk Onto the couch this time Not the floor like last time … like last times Face down Head hung over the side Hung over like he’ll be Unless he has another can Off the couch To the … Continue reading

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Anticipation in Advent – learning from those who waited first

[For Advent: updated from the archives.] Before the birth of Jesus there were those who lived in the anticipation of his coming, people who knew prophecies such as this: “I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Expectations: an advent tale

[Advent begins this Sunday, so I offer this post from the archives imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Conversations – an advent tale

[From the archives: imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in fact. My friends say that’s normal for someone about … Continue reading

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Experiencing Advent with Those Who Were There

[For Advent: updated from the archives.] Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even in churches. Yes, I said even in churches. We sing about the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, angels proclaiming and shepherds … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Mystery of the Third Cousin, Twice Removed

Jesus and John the Baptist were related through their mothers. What was the exact relationship between them all? Good question. More on that later. First, let’s note that yesterday was Cousins Day (a holiday celebrated every July 24, apparently). Happy … Continue reading

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Advent With The People Who Welcomed Jesus First

[From the archives.] Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even in churches. Yes, I said even in churches. We sing about the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, angels proclaiming and shepherds watching and a … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Advent

[I’ve been imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph. This is what I came up with.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in fact. My friends … Continue reading

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Advent with those who welcomed Jesus first

[From the archives.]   Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even in churches. Yes, I said even in churches. We sing about the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, angels proclaiming and shepherds watching and … Continue reading

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Topless Women in the News

[From the archives.] *** Topless women are roaming the streets of Paris. Here’s what NPR had to say: Sometimes, less is more. That’s certainly the thinking of the Ukrainian feminist movement Femen, best known for its bare-breasted protests in its home … Continue reading

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