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Saving What We Love — the Gospel According to Rose Tico

  Readings for the service are here, here, and here. I’m going to start today, where my own moral compass began. Although I was formed at my mother’s and grandmother’s knees at Lutheran sermons and in Sunday school, my true morality play, writ large on the screen when I was a mere 5 years old,… Continue reading Saving What We Love — the Gospel According to Rose Tico

church, The Corner Homily

It’s the end of the world as we know it–and I feel fine

Readings for the week are here, here, and here. "Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common."--Assyrain Tablet, 2800 BCE   The end of the world has been predicted by both scholars and crackpots practically since the beginning… Continue reading It’s the end of the world as we know it–and I feel fine

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Six ways to plan when you’re a mess

The bullet journal community is full of lots of sunshine, glitter, and rainbows.   Don't get me wrong, I friggin' love sunshine, glitter, and rainbows. I am also Bipolar II, which means that sometimes I am just getting by. I've been bujo-ing in one form or another for about two years now. I've adjusted, tweaked,… Continue reading Six ways to plan when you’re a mess

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Bargain Basics Notebook Review: Artist’s Loft

We're back on the notebook review train with one of the most popular inexpensive journal's The Artist Loft dot grid journal. These are available inexpensively at Michael's (they retail for a mere 5$ in the states, and go for 9$ in Canada). They are what I would call a semi-hardcover and come in a wide… Continue reading Bargain Basics Notebook Review: Artist’s Loft

church, The Corner Homily

Mary: SJW

  Homily from The Corner, Feast of the Visitation, May 31: Readings here, here, and here. There she is: everywhere. In icons, on jewelry, in tattoos, airbrushed on souped-up cars: Mary, The Blessed Mother, The Virgin, Theotokos (The God-bringer) The mother of God, Jesus’ Mom. She’s the subject of more portraiture, poetry, and song than… Continue reading Mary: SJW

church, The Corner Homily

Putting down baggage and picking up love

  One of the things I’ve reflected on as a weakness of the church’s Bible presentation model is the fact that it presents the bible in little amuse-bouche pieces--here are a few verses from here, and a few more verses from there. To the churched, who have heard them associated with one another for decades,… Continue reading Putting down baggage and picking up love

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Bargain Basics: Costco/Spiceboxbooks Notebooks

Next up in the reviews of low-cost notebooks are ones that I've been tempted by many times. I all-caps LOVE Costco. As soon as I got my car, I got a Costco membership. I could do an entire blog series about growing up in poverty and food scarcity and the healing balm that having a… Continue reading Bargain Basics: Costco/Spiceboxbooks Notebooks