I’m not knee-deep in discernment and assessment, seeking nominees to become the ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan! Nor am I working on documents to introduce them to the diocese!
(Want to see who our candidates are? Click here.)
It’s not Spring Break with children at home! Nor is [...]
When I last posted, I made a dangerous statement: “If all goes well, we start on Monday.”
Since then, two Mondays have passed. As you may have noticed, nary a word has been published here. There are two reasons: tendencies toward perfectionism and higher priorities.
My tendencies toward perfectionism make [...]
Just about a week ago, I took a quick peek at my blog stats and thought, “How could that be possible?” I was reacting to the swift and widespread (for me) sharing of the post You Choose Your Child’s Religion, which brought many more new readers to this [...]
It’s clear to me that I am blessed by the readers of this blog. There’s even a civil conversation about the meaning of religious practice happening in the comments!
The last post asked for your thoughts. The civil conversation about religious practice accidentally started in the [...]
Last Thursday, this blog had four pageviews. Four. You could count them on one hand, and still have one finger left over.
By the end of the day Friday, this blog [...]
KJ Dell’Antonia of the New York Times Motherlode blog has a new post out: ”Children, Choosing Their Religion.” Here are a few salient quotes:
There’s nothing wrong with raising children outside of a religious tradition, and that upbringing doesn’t preclude them from being part of a community or later finding a community of their own… There’s [...]
Want to make some changes in 2013? You’re not alone. I’m also pondering ways to make the coming year better than the last. Some recent app discoveries are giving me hope that this year, I might succeed.
I’m no stranger to making resolutions and goals for the New Year. But too often, [...]
Advent makes me remember the moment I stumbled onto blogs that captivated me.
It was four years ago. I was the Children’s Ministry Director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and a postulant for priesthood.
I needed something to do on a Wednesday night with a group of kids, so I did a [...]
Martha Stewart would not feature Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. But it stands for Christmas nonetheless.
This year’s Advent wreath reminds me of Charlie Brown.
Our family has a tradition of an Advent wreath in the center of the dining room table. We light a candle every night and sing a song that sounds a lot [...]
I started blogging just about a year ago. I had no idea what I was doing. I was so shy about the fact that I had started a blog that I told no one, not even my husband.
I used the URL www.plainsongfarm.com because I already owned it. I bought it in 2001, soon after [...]
Good to meet you! I’m Nurya…
Welcome!Here, a mother and priest chronicles her attempts at practicing resurrection. This sometimes involves small children and organizations known as "church." Other times it just means telling the truth. Occasionally chickens are mentioned. Click "About" for more...
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