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Ascension Sunday: Ants in our pants over reopening?

Ascension Sunday First Reading: Acts 1.1-11. Gospel: Luke 24.44-53   I vividly remember my parents teasing me about my youthful impatience. They would ask, “Do you have ants in your pants?”   It’s been a couple of months now for … Continue reading

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Should We Buy a New ATV?

Reflections on Luke 12:13-21, the Gospel reading for the 8th Sunday of Pentecost. Almost every day on the farm we are faced with quite consequential decisions. Today it is about our ATV. Most days we use it several times for … Continue reading

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The Banquet of the Blessed and Unblessed

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent   Amy-Jill Levine has a nice Youtube presentation on Jesus’ parables of the Lost Coin, the Lost Sheep and the Prodigal Son (the Gospel for this Sunday in Luke 15. … Continue reading

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We Need a Good Winnowing

Reflections on Texts for the Third Sunday in Advent, Year C In this Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 3:7-18), John the Baptizer tells us that the Coming One will winnow people, giving us an ultimate baptism of wind and fire. It is … Continue reading

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A Long Time Coming: Thoughts on Retirement as a Pastor

A pastor retires from the ministry and discovers both God’s New Creation and that his calling truly was to parish life. Continue reading

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