celebration & recipes

Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Future.

Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Future.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s pot, Tom and I are now in Australia. We arrived just in time to celebrate my 63rd birthday. It is the first birthday celebration I have had in Australia for almost 40 years. Significant in the timing of God I don’t know, but definitely for me a sense of new(…)

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Advent Resources for Kids 2013

Advent Resources for Kids 2013

Its time to update my Advent for Kids list. Obviously there are thousands of possibilities out there. I hope you find these helpful. Last year I posted  10 Ways to Help Kids Give Back At Christmas which I highly recommend to you as you think about how to celebrate the season with your family. However Christmas is more than(…)

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What Prophets Call You Out of Numbness

What Prophets Call You Out of Numbness

As we race towards All Saints Day I find myself reflecting a lot on those who have gone before me and helped shape me into the person I am today. I think particularly of the prophetic voices that have challenged me through their words and actions to realize that the world is not as God(…)

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Time to Get Ready for All Saints Day

All Saints Day is November 1st but many churches will celebrate on Sunday November 3rd. Remembering those who impact our lives, those who have gone before and those who are still with us is an important part of our faith. The Episcopal Church website explains: We step aside from the flow of the propers and(…)

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Interruptions that Bless Our Lives

This has been a season of interruptions for me, events that disrupt the normal rhythm of my life, sometimes with joy, sometimes with sorrow. The last couple of days have been no exception. Monday I spent to Jeff Pratt  whom I know from my days on the mercy ship Anastasis. Jeff currently leads YWAM Axiom and Axiom(…)

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Celebrating Our Interdependence

July 4th is Independence Day here in the U.S. I know its coming because I keep receiving emails that tell me I need to buy this, go there, eat and drink something else. This is a celebration I struggle with and not just because it once again focuses on  consumption. I particularly struggle with the(…)

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Earth Day Is Coming – Why Should Christians Care?

I posted this last year from Earth Ministry and thought that it was definitely worth reminding ourselves again of why we as Christians should be concerned for God’s good creation. I had hoped to write another Earth Day reflection for today but the Inhabit conference consumed too much of my time this weekend. You might(…)

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Practice Resurrection – Plan a Party for Your Mother

Last night on Facebook, I posted that I had just booked tickets for Tom and I to go to Australia in June to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday. I was amazed at the response, not just the “likes” it received but at the comments by those who remembered special times with their own mothers and(…)

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Making New Year Resolutions that Stick.

It is the beginning of a new year with incredible potential. We have enjoyed the excitement of fireworks and New Year parties. All of us have hopes and expectations for the months that lie ahead. We eagerly make resolutions about what to eat, when to pray and how to live, knowing that most of these(…)

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Godspace 2012 in review

Godspace 2012 in review

Thank you for making this year the best ever on Godspace. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that(…)

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