DAY (Our Father, Word by Word)

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Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As it Is in Heaven. Give Us This Day… . When you think about it, the whole concept of sleep is kind of weird. If I were God, I would never have come up with that… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 128)

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— 1 — Can anyone recommend a good bo light? This is a important question than it might seem at first glance, since bo light issues have started to take over my evenings. I have this little ritual where I turn on my main bo light, act surprised when it goes out, get up… [Continue Reading]

Praying like you’re illiterate

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Yesterday I hit a level of exhaustion like I have only rarely known before. This whole “third trimester” thing just is not working out for me this time around, and after a morning of huffing and puffing around the house to keep up with the kids (including the most spirited two-year-old God has ever created)… [Continue Reading]

THIS (Our Father, Word by Word)

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Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As it Is in Heaven. Give Us This… by Marc Barnes I’m happy to say I got the very best word to reflect on. I am of the belief that this was due to my good… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 127)

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— 1 — I am currently in my annual period of mourning the end of Mother’s Day Out for the season. This year our two-, three- and four-year-old girls went two mornings a week, and it was great for everyone. The pre-school teachers are good at everything I’m bad at: they teach the kids songs,… [Continue Reading]

Those “little” sins

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This post was originally published on September 16, 2009. A couple years ago I had some serious angst about the neighborhood kids frequently ringing my doorbell and running. The problem was that they tended to do it during my kids’ naptimes, and the fact that they would beat the door a couple times and hit… [Continue Reading]

US (Our Father, Word by Word)

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Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As it Is in Heaven. Give Us… by Margaret Berns When Jennifer asked me if I’d take a word for this series, she wondered if the word “us” was ay. “I’ll take it!” I said, and… [Continue Reading]

Over at the Register…

I was faced with a choice yesterday: write a new post for my blog, or take a nap. The nap won. So here is an (admittedly phoned-in) round up of some stuff I’ve been writing at the Register that you all might enjoy: The top three most dangerous spiritual pitfalls of , and other… [Continue Reading]

GIVE (Our Father, Word by Word)

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Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As it Is in Heaven. Give… by Anna Mitchell GIVE. Grammatically speaking, we have hit a turning in the Lord’s Prayer. It’s easier to see it in the Italian rather than in the English, so bear with… [Continue Reading]