Tag: Holy Week

The Delicate Dance of Dinnertime

How are your table manners?  What’s acceptable dinner conversation at your house?  Generally, forboden topics are sex, politics, or religion, right? Apparently, they interfere with one’s digestion.  Hard to do though, right? Growing up at mealtime, my father’s medical talk just about pushed my mother over the precipice. My dad would accept calls from the hospital or patients…

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Remembrance

MY CONFESSION dear ones in Christ gathered faithfully here at Emmanuel is that my memory is bad lately. Not for names or faces: I’m having trouble sometimes with the day of the week, the month, or even what year it is. Some of that is the weather here in Virginia in April—winter then summer in…

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My Best Friend

“Who Do You Say That I Am?” Lenten Series Post #8 When I think of Jesus asking, “Who do you say that I am?”, the answer comes quickly: you’re my best friend. It’s a simple answer from as far back as I can remember.  I grew up in the Catholic church, and when my family…

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Hope Among the Wildflowers

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week short story from Kristin Neubauer Illustrated by Margaret Wohler Jenny steadied herself with her left hand as she squatted among the rubble. With her right hand, she tried to push aside a slab of siding jammed against the remains of the patio table. She’d taken off…

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Pregnant with Hope

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week blog post from Hayes Willingham In March 2020, I was halfway through my pregnancy when the world fell apart.  The CDC designated pregnant women as a high risk group. I work in healthcare and soon patients started cancelling appointments with concerns about risks of the virus. I…

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Heading for Hope

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week blog post from Nan DeRenzi Someday, people will write books about the Covid pandemic and how it changed their lives; that’s certainly the case for me (although likely not the book part)!  The pandemic-driven quarantine started the day I landed in Iowa to visit my then-fiancée, Laura’s,…

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Starry Eyed Hope

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week blog post from KC Robertson During the last week of pre-shutdown innocence, I got a little piece of art delivered to me that has since lived on my bedside table. It reads as followed: “For a star to be born, there is one thing that must…

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The Hope Business

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week podcast from Joani Peacock “Hope is a feather on the breath of God.” Hildegard of Bingen When people ask me what I do for a living I tell them that I am in the hope business. I usually follow that up with that I am in…

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