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Aromatics, Part II: Jesus the Cook

A story of Jesus cooking is like blessing backpacks, too. ¬†Afterall we eat with our noses and eyes almost as much as we eat with our taste buds. Our noses and mouths are intrinsically and physiologically linked rendering the act … Continue reading

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What Sierra Says Now

Last year around this time news was dominated by Hillary’s e-mails, Trump’s rallies and all manner of political mud-slinging as the election approached. And there was Standing Rock. I asked my cousin for an update. She made two trips there … Continue reading

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Night Clouds

“I didn’t know,” a daughter whispers to me in the moonlight as we pause at the window on her way to bed, “that there were clouds at night.” Her voice is wonder-laden and so lost in thought she could be … Continue reading

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Going Back

A former attendee, now downgraded to visitor, went back to the old church downtown for the noon midweek service. She parked west of Westnedge in front of the overflow lot for Gonzo’s Big Dog Brewing Co. at the edge of … Continue reading

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Grocery Shipping

Thank you, Meijer corporate employee or higher-up store manager for the kind gift. ¬†While shopping with my two daughters who were strangely mostly-well-behaved shoppers last week, you approached me in the ethnic foods aisle. Maybe I looked tired, or overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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Aromatics, Part I: You had me at “the blessing of the backpacks”

“You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” –David, Psalm 23:5 The website for our nearest United Methodist Church outpost had this curious write-up: Blessing of the Backpacks: August 27th during the 10:30 a.m. service. Bring your backpacks to … Continue reading

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the maimed and miraculous

“And I dreamed I saw the bombers / Riding shotgun in the sky / And they were turning into butterflies / Above our nation” –Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock” “Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you; you are are … Continue reading

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